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Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
Making open government data sing
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Making open government data sing

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  • 1. Making Open Data SingAlexander B. Howard (@digiphile)
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  • 5. “Data-driven journalism is the future”
    Source: Tim Berners-Lee in the Guardian
  • 6. “We used to call it CAR”-DeBarros
    Bob Woodward, via Cliff1066
  • 7. “Gov 2.0, FOSS
    and agile development
    are all breathing new life into data and journalism”
    -David Herzog, Open Missouri
  • 8. Now it’s “Hacks and Hackers”
    Photo by Dennis Crowley, from “Hack to Hacker: Rise of the Journalist-Programmer”
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  • 10. Robo-journalism?
  • 11. Storytelling still matters.
    “We use these tools to find and tell stories.
    We use them like we use a telephone.
    The story is still the thing.” - Anthony DeBarros USA Today
    Source: Data Journalism and the Big Picture
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  • 14. Source: How Canada became an open data and data journalism powerhouse
  • 15. “Make small things faster, make big things possible.”-Derek Willis, NYT
    TimesMachine.nytimes.com cost a few hundred dollars. Hosted on Amazon EC2.
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  • 18. “Newspapers are either going to start doing what we do, or they're going to be bypassed and out of date.”
    -Elliot Jaspin
    That was 1986, in Time.
  • 19. More than 166 U.S. newspapers have stopped putting out a print edition or closed down altogether since 2008.
    There have been more than 35,000 job losses or buyouts in the newspaper industry since 2007.
    Source: Paper Cuts
  • 20. More than 36 interactive databases published
    Data sets account for 75% of overall traffic [Source: CJR]

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