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    10 Things I've Learned About Data Journalism 10 Things I've Learned About Data Journalism Presentation Transcript

    • #DONAdataMonday, 28 March 2011
    • 10 things I’ve learned about data journalism Paul Bradshaw DONA, March 29 2011Monday, 28 March 2011
    • You can never be an expert in data journalism .Monday, 28 March 2011
    • Journalists add value to data by compiling, cleaning, connecting .Monday, 28 March 2011
    • “ 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
    • If you have to do something twice, get a computer to do it .Monday, 28 March 2011
    • “ 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
    • Numeracy should be as valued by news orgs as literacy (every newsroom should have a statistician)Monday, 28 March 2011
    • Context is king .Monday, 28 March 2011
    • Visualisation is about taking things away .Monday, 28 March 2011
    • Data is a social object .Monday, 28 March 2011
    • Data journalism has commercial potential (sticky, engaged, targeted, valuable)Monday, 28 March 2011
    • image by The production line has been replaced by a network .Monday, 28 March 2011
    • Making power accountable is the first step to holding power to account .Monday, 28 March 2011
    • Thank you. For all articles mentioned in this presentation, and image credits go to Delicious.com/paulb/DONAdataMonday, 28 March 2011
    • #DONAdataMonday, 28 March 2011