Making open government data singPresentation Transcript
Making Open Data SingAlexander B. Howard (@digiphile)
“Data-driven journalism is the future” Source: Tim Berners-Lee in the Guardian
“We used to call it CAR”-DeBarros Bob Woodward, via Cliff1066
“Gov 2.0, FOSS and agile development are all breathing new life into data and journalism” -David Herzog, Open Missouri
Now it’s “Hacks and Hackers” Photo by Dennis Crowley, from “Hack to Hacker: Rise of the Journalist-Programmer”
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
Source: How Canada became an open data and data journalism powerhouse
“Make small things faster, make big things possible.”-Derek Willis, NYT TimesMachine.nytimes.com cost a few hundred dollars. Hosted on Amazon EC2.
“Newspapers are either going to start doing what we do, or they're going to be bypassed and out of date.”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.
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
More than 36 interactive databases published Data sets account for 75% of overall traffic [Source: CJR]