Authors: Nagwa Fahmy and Maha Abdul Majeed Attia
Abstract: This research paper analyses the state of data journalism practice in the Arab world through the use of the Field Theory approach. It discusses the factors that have an impact on data journalism practice and development in Arab countries. Based on analyzing the results of the Arab Data Journalists Survey done by the Arab Data Journalists Network (ADJN) in 2017, the research paper ends up with a theoretical model to explain the state of data journalism in Arab countries, and so suggests a number of applicable ways to develop data journalism practice and education.
Keywords: Data Journalism, Field Theory, Arab journalism.