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What Data Journalists Need to Know About Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

A list of APIs on the Parliament website
The UK Parliament publishes a series of APIs for political data

I’ve written a post for the Global Investigative Journalism Network about how APIs can be useful sources of data for journalists. The article is based on an earlier video post.

The article explains what APIs are and how they differ from other data sources; the basic principles of how they work and how they can be used for stories; some of the jargon to expect — and where to find them. Read the article here.