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Open Data in the Newsroom: What's the story? (Talk from OK Con 2011 in Berlin)
 

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Data-driven journalism: Data in the newsroom

These are the slides from my talk at OK Con 2011. It provides a brief overview, then discussess barriers and challenges for data-journalism.

NOTE: This version is slightly edited, I primarily cleaned up missing image credits, etc. The message is the same.

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Open Data in the Newsroom: What's the story? (Talk from OK Con 2011 in Berlin) Open Data in the Newsroom: What's the story? (Talk from OK Con 2011 in Berlin) Presentation Transcript

  • OKCON 2011OPEN DATA IN THE NEWSROOMWHAT‘S THESTORY?Mirko Lorenz • Information Architect/Journalist • Deutsche Welle/Innovation ProjectsJune 30, 2011 • Kalkscheune Berlin
  • THIS IS ALL BETAneeds work
  • WELCOME.IF YOU ARE NEW, THIS IS THE CONTEXTThis is a presentation from at OK Con 2011 in Berlin.The topic is „data-driven journalism“ (DDJ).Our idea of data-driven journalism is to view the analysis ofdata as a rich source for good stories.Data-driven journalism is inclusive, meaning that other forms ofjournalism (investigative, computer-assisted reporting) aresurely part of the broader quest to find ways for relevant,insightful journalism in a world driven by data.Plus, we hope that by adding data to the newsroom there willbe new models to finance journalism. And why not, if the storyis good.Data-driven journalism @ Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_driven_journalism
  • ME: TURNEDJOURNALISTINFORMATION ARCHITECTFOCUS: TURNING IDEAS INTOPLATFORMS, WORKFLOWS, STORIESWORKING@DEUTSCHE WELLEINNOVATION PROJECTSJOURNALISM TRAINER
  • DATA IN THE NEWSROOM?
  • DATA IN THE NEWSROOM?NOW: OPEN DATA IS A WINNER
  • DATA IN THE NEWSROOM?NOW: OPEN DATA IS A WINNERNEXT: CHALLENGES AHEAD
  • DATA IN THE NEWSROOM?NOW: OPEN DATA IS A WINNERNEXT: CHALLENGES AHEADFUTURE: PATTERN CHANGE?
  • #1:OPEN DATA IS A WINNER
  • WE ALLNEED THEDATA
  • THE IDEA ACCEPTED ON HIGH LEVELS
  • DATA INSIGHTS FOR EVERYONE? WORLD COUNTRYPEOPLE CITY GROUP OPEN + NOT-SO-OPEN DATA
  • DATA INSIGHTS FOR EVERYONE? MEDIA WORLD COUNTRYPEOPLE CITY GROUP OPEN + NOT-SO-OPEN DATA
  • #2:DATA-DRIVEN JOURNALISM: WHY BOTHER?
  • OBSERVATIONS:MUCH PROGRESS LAST YEARSIMON ROGERS IS AN OUTLIERNEED TO TRAIN JOURNALISTSWHAT ARE LONG-TERM GOALS?
  • ON A GLOWING RECTANGLE NEAR YOUTHEMOVIE? DATA STORY DIGGING DEEPER „Surprisingly helpful“ -- User „Our city is now a better place“ -- Local Authority „It‘s a wonder how we could do without it“ -- Government AN OPEN DATA PRODUCTION
  • CHALLENGES: DIRTY DATA DATA NEEDS STORY CREATING A NEW „CAMERA“
  • HOW DIRTY IS THE DATA?Tar Sands of Alberta. Image: Some rights reserved by NWFblogs
  • HOW DIRTY IS THE DATA? EXTRACTING MEANING FROM DATA WILL BE HARD WORK WON‘T COME AT ZERO-COST OR WITHOUT UNWANTED EFFECTSTar Sands of Alberta. Image: Some rights reserved by NWFblogs
  • NOT ALL DATA-SETS CREATED EQUAL INCOMPLETE WRONG FOCUS COMPETITION WRONG FORMAT CREATED FOR DIRTY Text MARKETING, MISTAKES DATA NOT INSIGHTS WHEN COLLECTED INTENTIONALLY FORGED INSIGHTS KEPT SECRET
  • Journalists,where do youadd value? - Jeff Jarvis
  • DATA + STORY = VALUE TO PUBLIC
  • DATA + STORY: EXAMPLE Source: Information is Beautiful, by David McCandless
  • A „NEW CAMERA“ TO VIEW THE WORLD Source: Information is Beautiful, by David McCandless, quoted from talk of David in Brussels @ Visualizing Europe, 2011
  • A „NEW CAMERA“ TO VIEW THE WORLD Source: Information is Beautiful, by David McCandless, quoted from talk of David in Brussels @ Visualizing Europe, 2011
  • DATA + STORY„NEVER COMING HOME“ Source: http://mediastorm.com//publication/never-coming-home
  • #3:WHAT‘S KEEPING US?BARRIERS FOR DATA JOURNALISM
  • REBUILDING THE NEWSROOM -WHY AND HOW?
  • TODAY‘S MEDIA MODELS Print Web Blogs * iPad Mobile Most media companies still think of data and digital formats as an extension, not as the foundation. *Blogs are red, because most media did not get the idea
  • FROM SINGLE STORIES...
  • ...TO DATA-BASED CONTEXT
  • DATA AS A FOUNDATIONDatabase Web Print Overview Article Depth Articles Crime Maps Dossier Competency Background Data Statistics Context Relevance Analysis Audio Trustability Photo Video
  • SITUATION OF JOURNALISTS
  • MOST JOURNALIST‘S SITUATION NO ACCESS TO FAILING SERVER MODELS NO SUPPORT RISING NO TextWORKLOAD TRAINING TOO MANY DATA TOOLS TIME PRESSURE OLD-SCHOOL CMS
  • STRANGE TIMES:LAY-OFFS IN NEWSROOMS VS.TALENT SHORTAGE IN DIGITALBUSINESS
  • #4:DEVELOPING THE FIELD
  • WHAT ARE THE TRAINING NEEDS?
  • WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD WORKFLOW? A workflow for video and data journalism using next-gen cloud storage Team Ingestion Filter Produce Publish Distribute Popularity Goals Teamwork vs. one-man-show Enabling use of data in newsrooms Workflow as driver of value, better integration Note: Deutsche Welle is a partner in this EU-project. Website here: http://www.visioncloud.eu Visualization inspired by „A Web Site Designed“, created by John Furness of Simple Square
  • WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD WORKFLOW? VISION Cloud Media Use Case A workflow for video and data journalism using next-gen cloud storage Team Ingestion Filter Produce Publish Distribute Popularity Goals Teamwork vs. one-man-show Enabling use of data in newsrooms Workflow as driver of value, better integration Note: Deutsche Welle is a partner in this EU-project. Website here: http://www.visioncloud.eu Visualization inspired by „A Web Site Designed“, created by John Furness of Simple Square
  • TextWHAT ARE THE STEPS?Team Ingest Filter Produce Publish Distribute Measure Note: Deutsche Welle is a partner in this EU-project. Website here: http://www.visioncloud.eu Visualization inspired by „A Web Site Designed“, created by John Furness of Simple Square
  • SMART INTERACTION Scraperwiki Open Calais Video editing Data Visualization Tools Story Presentation Multi-platform Collecting STORLETS Needlebase Google Refine Final Cut R Studio Storify Wordpress Distribution usage data over time, Protovis Document Cloud Memolane File Conversion based on & APIs Fullstory Flash files, not pages Gapminder Other CMS in use HTML5 iTunes VIDEO/DATA VIDEO/DATA PRODUCTION WITH TEAMS iPod FILTERING INGESTION Android METADATA SET-UP Nokia TEAM RIMPROJECT NAME Team Ingestion Filter/Metadata Produce video oder data story Publish Multi-platform distribution Popularity FIND SNIPPETS OF VIDEO/DATA FOR RE-USE ING F RAIS TION O C NAL DAT STORAGE TRA E ) ATIO A MO ABS TORAG SULES ADVANCED CAPABILITIES FOR CLOUD-BASED STOR PUT GE COM ORA FED BILITY A ACCESS S AC AP AGE ST ERA TION ND RIGHTS DAT (M ETA SECURITY CLOUD PURE STORAGE LAYER - KEEPING FILES AND VERSIONS OF FILES OVER TIME Visualization inspired by „A Web Site Designed“, created by John Furness of Simple Square
  • #5:PATTERN CHANGE
  • Q: PATTERN CHANGE? A: LOOKING INTO THE DATA, USING WHAT WE FIND FOR GOOD PURPOSESCAN RESULT IN A BIG SHIFT OF POWER
  • QUIZ:WHAT ARE AR THE INSIGHTS &TOOLS FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL THINK ARE OBVIOUS?
  • WHAT CAN BE DONE? (MOST EXAMPLES ON THIS PAGE ARE LINKED)SURPRISECLARITYTRUST
  • #HOPE:MEDIA COMPANIES BECOMINGTRUSTED DATA HUBS
  • THE FUTURE: INSTANT CLARITY BEFORE WE MAKE DECISIONS Source: Visua.ly
  • THE FUTURE: INSTANT CLARITY BEFORE WE MAKE DECISIONS Source: Visua.ly
  • THE FUTURE: INSTANT CLARITY BEFORE WE MAKE DECISIONS Source: Visua.ly
  • FINALLY: THE CALL TO ACTION(1) LET‘S WORK TOGETHER(2) DEVELOPERS/JOURNALISTS/VISUALIZERS(3) SMALL TEAMS CAN ROCK THIS PLACE
  • Caution: There’s no standardcareer path to become a deconstructor of wrongnessQuote from David H. Freedmann, „Wrong“, Review of Book http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/books/excerpt-wrong.html
  • THANK YOU!Brian Storm Simon Rogers Walter Mossberg Rafat Ali Ariana HuffingtonAron Pilhofer Jeff Jarvis Nicolas Kayser-Bril Michelle Minkoff Mercedes BunzMathias Eberl Lorenz Matzat Tracy Boyer Paul Bradshaw Amanda Cox
  • HOUSEKEEPING: HOW TO CONNECTTwitter: #ddjPlease use this hashtag for „data-driven journalism“ - it‘s nicely shortSurvey:The survey to find out about training needs for data journalists is still open(as of July 2011)http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/data_journalismData-driven journalism group @ EJC+150 people discussing and developing.http://community.ejc.net/group/datadrivenjournalismData-driven journalism websitehttp://datadrivenjournalism.net/My website:http://www.mirkolorenz.com
  • IDEAS, DISCUSSION, ARGUE?TWITTER: #DDJ@MIRKOLORENZSome ideas and concepts presented here have received funding from theEuropean Communitys Seventh FrameworkProgramme (FP7/2007-2013)under grant agreement n° 257019 (VISION Cloud)