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  • 10 REASONS JOURNALISM +OPEN DATA (& APPROACHES) = GREAT
  • hello FROMTHE OPEN KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION
  • WE BELIEVE IN THEOF POWER Open.
  • THE OPEN DEFINITIONdefines ‘openness’ as theFREEDOM to use, re-use andredistribute without technicalor legal restrictions. opendefinition.org
  • what is DATAJOURNALISM? (and why does OKFN care? )
  • THERE IS NO SUCH THING Image: Plenty R. (Via Flickr)AS DATA JOURNALISM
  • A RESOURCE FORjournalists. • tool: ddj handbook (lucy’s slide)
  • Treating data as a sourceNew ways of getting dataUnderstanding & workingwith dataNew ways of deliveringdata
  • 10 REASONS JOURNOS +OPEN DATA (& APPROACHES) = GREAT
  • 1. It’s already out there
  • 2. It’s not always good -(you can improve it)3. Sometimes you are bestplaced to put it together (i.e. notgovernments)
  • 4. OR No-one has evercollected it before...
  • Portals ScrapingFOI Requests5. You’ve got the tools (andthey work)
  • 6. Sometimes openresources are actually better
  • 7. Those releasing the datadon’t know what you’ll dowith it
  • 8. The data needs YOU
  • 9. Your readers need you
  • Journalist Coder/Data Data Geek Journalist Other e.g. academic10. Someone has probablyalready solved your problem
  • what’s NEW...?
  • Crowdcrafting.org
  • BIG
  • ONLINE NOW!
  • ddjbook.org@ddjournalism#ddjbook
  • CONTACT @okfn okfn.org