Open Data Journalism

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Open Data Journalism

  1. 1. Data JournalismAlex@oreilly.com@digiphileradar.oreilly.com/alexh
  2. 2. We spread the knowledge ofinnovators around the world.
  3. 3. Technology publishing
  4. 4. Integrated media and conferences
  5. 5. Online publishing at Radar
  6. 6. In the 1990s, government and civilsociety spread the Internet globally
  7. 7. In the 2000s, mobile phones and social networking connected us ever more
  8. 8. In the 2010s, big data will change everything again. Image Credit: Real Time Rome from Senseable.MIT.edu
  9. 9. Data powers Web 2.0
  10. 10. Open data allows citizens to be generative in new ways
  11. 11. Platforms for citizens to self-organize Image Credit: ITO World
  12. 12. Makers and open source hardware
  13. 13. A hybrid data future?• Open government data platforms• Commercial industry data• Social data and crisis data• Citizen and media “scraped” or leaked data• Edited by civic developers, data journalists and entrepreneurs as new watchdogs
  14. 14. “Data-driven journalism is the future” Source: Tim Berners-Lee in the Guardian
  15. 15. “We used to call it CAR”-DeBarros Bob Woodward, via Cliff1066
  16. 16. “Trendy but not new”-Simon Rogers, Guardian
  17. 17. “Gov 2.0, FOSSand agile development are all breathing new life into data and journalism” -David Herzog, Open Missouri
  18. 18. Now it’s “Hacks and Hackers”Photo by Dennis Crowley, from “Hack to Hacker: Rise of the Journalist-Programmer”
  19. 19. “Newspapers are either going to start doing what we do, or theyre going to be bypassed and out of date.”-Elliot Jaspin That was 1986, in Time.
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. Robo-journalism?
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. Source: How Canada became an open data and data journalism powerhouse
  24. 24. “Make small things faster, make big things possible.”-Derek Willis, NYTTimesMachine.nytimes.com cost a few hundred dollars. Hosted on Amazon EC2.
  25. 25. More than 36 interactive databases publishedData sets account for 75% of overall traffic [Source: CJR]
  26. 26. Resources• datajournalism.stanford.edu• opendatamanual.org• How the Guardian does data journalism• 5 tips for getting started with data journalism• datadrivenjournalism.net
  27. 27. Find me:Alex@oreilly.com@digiphileradar.oreilly.com/alexh

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