Moldova Open Data Journalism Workshop

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On People and Platforms for Platforms for Open Moldova Open Data Journalism Workshop

On People and Platforms for Platforms for Open Moldova Open Data Journalism Workshop

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  • 1. An Open World?Alex@oreilly.com@digiphileradar.oreilly.com/alexh
  • 2. We spread the knowledge ofinnovators around the world.
  • 3. "The future ishere.Its just notevenlydistributed yet."
  • 4. What is the power of open?
  • 5. In the 1990s, governments and civilsociety spread the Internet globally
  • 6. In the 2000s, mobile phones and social networking connected us ever more
  • 7. In the 2010s, big data will change everything again. Image Credit: Real Time Rome from Senseable.MIT.edu
  • 8. Open source software
  • 9. New York Senate NY Senate on iTunes
  • 10. Open Mapping
  • 11. Platforms for citizens to self-organize Image Credit: ITO World
  • 12. An expanding number of data sources
  • 13. Social data and crisis data
  • 14. Open Data Graphic Credit: Justin Grimes
  • 15. First Principles“A piece of content or data is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share- alike.” OpenDefinition.org“Records shared with the public digitally, over the Internet, in a way that promotes analysis & reuse.” -OpenGovData.org
  • 16. Open government data platforms
  • 17. Open data allows citizens to be generative in new ways
  • 18. HHS Community Health Data
  • 19. “Traffic on the NYC Health Department’srestaurant inspection site has gone from10,000 hits per month to 124,000” - New York Times
  • 20. Fauxpen DataIn an age of “openwashing”…We need to:Evaluate licenses.Peruse the Terms of Service.Review the governance.Look at community.Check the format.
  • 21. “If Stage 1 of data journalism was “find and scrape data,” then… Stage 2 was “ask government agencies to release data” in easy to use formats. Stage 3 is going to be “make your own data”, and those sources of data are going to be automated and updated in real-time.” -JavaunMoradi, NPR
  • 22. #SnowPocalypse
  • 23. Snowmageddon
  • 24. Chicago Shovels
  • 25. Open Innovation
  • 26. Top Coder
  • 27. Solar Flares and Innocentive
  • 28. Crowdsourcing?
  • 29. Citizensourcing
  • 30. Open Journalism
  • 31. What does Open Journalism look like? “A man dies at the heart of a protest: a reporter wants to discover the truth. A journalist is seeking to contact anyone who can explain how another victim died while being restrained on a plane. A newsroom has to digest 400,000 official documents released simultaneously.” -Alan Rusbridger
  • 32. Thestream
  • 33. “Data-driven journalism is the future” Source: Tim Berners-Lee in the Guardian
  • 34. “Trendy but not new”-Simon Rogers, Guardian
  • 35. “We used to call it CAR”-DeBarros Bob Woodward, via Cliff1066
  • 36. Now it’s “Hacks and Hackers”Photo by Dennis Crowley, from “Hack to Hacker: Rise of the Journalist-Programmer”
  • 37. “Newspapers are either going to start doing what we do, or theyre going to be bypassed and out of date.”-Elliot Jaspin That was 1986, in Time.
  • 38. 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
  • 39. “Make small things faster, make big things possible.”-Derek Willis, NYTTimesMachine.nytimes.com cost a few hundred dollars. Hosted on Amazon EC2.
  • 40. 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
  • 41. Source: How Canada became an open data and data journalism powerhouse
  • 42. More than 36 interactive databases publishedData sets account for 75% of overall traffic [Source: CJR]
  • 43. Data journalists, meet civic hackers Source: BuzzData
  • 44. Homicide Watch
  • 45. What’s next?
  • 46. The future is mobile.In 2010, 82% ofAmericans have acellphone.60% of Americanadults go onlinewirelessly.Source: PewInternet
  • 47. Pervasive connectivity Image Credit: PetitInvention
  • 48. Makers and open source hardware
  • 49. Citizens as Sensors: Andhra Pradesh
  • 50. Safecast open source Geiger counter
  • 51. "The transparency genie is out of the bottle — world wide — and its not going back into the darkness of that lantern ever again.Progress will be slow, but it will be progress.” - Ellen Miller, Sunlight Foundation
  • 52. Privacychallenges
  • 53. Transparency is not enoughData illiteracy is leading to a new data divide.Risk: open data empowers the empowered. Illustration: Brock Davis
  • 54. Bridge thedata divide Digital signage on the cheap
  • 55. Co-create a stronger union
  • 56. Find me:Alex@oreilly.com@digiphileradar.oreilly.com/alexh