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  • http://datajournalismhandbook.org/1.0/en/introduction_2.html
  • http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/03/profile-of-the-data-journalist-6.html
  • http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/may/24/data-journalism-punk
  • http://www.propublica.org/about/propublica-to-expand-news-applications-work-with-knight-foundation-support
  • http://www.knightfoundation.org/
  • Quote: http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/03/rise-of-the-data-journalists.html Image: http://journalism.missouri.edu/staff/david-herzog/
  • http://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/
  • Images: http://overview.ap.org/
  • http://overview.ap.org/blog/2010/12/a-full-text-visualization-of-the-iraq-war-logs/
  • http://overview.ap.org/blog/2012/02/private-security-contractors-in-iraq-analysis/
  • Vitality and excitement were in the air at the NICAR conference. http://yfrog.com/nu2drnoj
  • This is from http://vimeo.com/37433724 Another is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok5TnK77-A8
  • http://www.journalism.co.uk/young-journalists/august-debate/the-challenges-feel-blessed-integrate-innovate/
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    • 1. REINVENTING JOURNALISM            THROUGH EXPERIMENTATION:SOME EXAMPLESFROM NICAR 2012MITZI LEWIS, MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY“DIY DISRUPTION: REINVENTING JOURNALISMTHROUGH EXPERIMENTATION” PANELAEJMC 2012 CONFERENCEAUGUST 9, 2012
    • 2. WHAT IS DATAJOURNALISM“Data journalism is a new set of skills for searching, understanding and visualizing digital sources in a time that basic skills from traditional journalism just aren’t enough. It’s not a replacement of traditional journalism, but an addition to it.” Jerry Vermanen Source: http://datajournalismhandbook.org/1.0/en/introduction_2.html
    • 3. “The growing importance of data journalism lies in the ability of its practitioners to provide context, clarity and, perhaps the most important, find truth in the expanding amount of digital content in the world.” Alex Howard O-Reilly Media Source: http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/03/profile-of-the-data-journalist-6.html
    • 4. “Data journalismis the new punk” Simon Rogers, guardian.co.uk//data editorSource: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/may/24/data-journalism-punk
    • 5. http://www.knightfoundation.org/Source: http://www.knightfoundation.org/
    • 6. http://www.knightfoundation.org/Source: http://www.knightfoundation.org/
    • 7. “The energy level was incredible.I didn’t see participants wringingtheir hands and worrying aboutthe future of journalism. They’retoo busy building it.”David HerzogMissouri School of JournalismNICAR Academic Advisor  Source: http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/03/rise-of-the-data-journalists.html
    • 8. Source: http://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/
    • 9. Source: http://overview.ap.org/blog/2012/02/private-security-contractors-in-iraq-analysis/
    • 10. “A FULL-TEXTVISUALIZATIONOF THE IRAQWAR LOGS”Source: http://overview.ap.org/blog/2010/12/a-full-text-visualization-of-the-iraq-war-logs/
    • 11. “USING OVERVIEW TO ANALYZE4500 PAGES OF DOCUMENTSON SECURITY CONTRACTORS IN IRAQ”Source: http://overview.ap.org/blog/2012/02/private-security-contractors-in-iraq-analysis/
    • 12. Source: http://yfrog.com/nu2drnoj
    • 13. DRONE JOURNALISM DEMO
    • 14. LEARNING IS HARD
    • 15. “We have to be inventors, because wehave the chance and duty to re-inventjournalism. But all great inventors haveone thing in common: they saw bigchallenges as even bigger opportunities.Let’s adjust our mindset and embracechanges as chances. If we do so,anything is possible.”Johannes KuhnUGC Editor for Zeit Online  Source: http://www.journalism.co.uk/young-journalists/august-debate/the-challenges-feel-blessed-integrate-innovate/
    • 16. TIPS FOR FOSTERINGSTUDENT EXPERIMENTATIONShow examples.Explain how they were done.Then go hands on. Just do it!Realize that “failure is part of the process.”*Participate in the community.Remind students—and model for them—that experimentation is FUN!*Paul Bradshaw, http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jul/15/media-two-tribes-arts-technology
    • 17. KEEPING UP WITHDATA JOURNALISMTools, slides and links from NICAR12:chryswu.com/blog/2012/02/22/tools-slides-and-links-from-nicar12NICAR website: http://www.ire.org/nicar/The Data Journalism Handbook: datajournalismhandbook.org/Data driven journalism resources:datadrivenjournalism.net/resources/NICAR mailing list:http://www.ire.org/resource-center/listservs/subscribe-nicar-l/Open data and data driven journalism mailing list:http://datadrivenjournalism.net/mailinglist
    • 18. QUESTIONS/COMMENTSPresentation:bit.ly/aejmc12-diy orContact info: Email: mitzi.lewis@mwsu.edu Twitter: @mitzilewis