10 Things I've Learned About Data Journalism

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10 Things I've Learned About Data Journalism

  1. 1. #DONAdataMonday, 28 March 2011
  2. 2. 10 things I’ve learned about data journalism Paul Bradshaw DONA, March 29 2011Monday, 28 March 2011
  3. 3. You can never be an expert in data journalism .Monday, 28 March 2011
  4. 4. Journalists add value to data by compiling, cleaning, connecting .Monday, 28 March 2011
  5. 5. “ We cleaned up the data so that we were able to calculate how much grant was being lost over two years, and mapped it with OpenHeatMap. - Paul Gallagher, MENMonday, 28 March 2011
  6. 6. If you have to do something twice, get a computer to do it .Monday, 28 March 2011
  7. 7. “ Each weekday, my computer program goes to the police department’s website and gathers all crimes reported in Chicago. - Adrian Holovaty, EveryblockMonday, 28 March 2011
  8. 8. Numeracy should be as valued by news orgs as literacy (every newsroom should have a statistician)Monday, 28 March 2011
  9. 9. Context is king .Monday, 28 March 2011
  10. 10. Visualisation is about taking things away .Monday, 28 March 2011
  11. 11. Data is a social object .Monday, 28 March 2011
  12. 12. Data journalism has commercial potential (sticky, engaged, targeted, valuable)Monday, 28 March 2011
  13. 13. image by The production line has been replaced by a network .Monday, 28 March 2011
  14. 14. Making power accountable is the first step to holding power to account .Monday, 28 March 2011
  15. 15. Thank you. For all articles mentioned in this presentation, and image credits go to Delicious.com/paulb/DONAdataMonday, 28 March 2011
  16. 16. #DONAdataMonday, 28 March 2011

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