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Very brief overview of data journalism as part of a talk given at CFJ Paris, May 2011. Original presentation had 7 tips - focused on 2 of those hence odd numbering.

Very brief overview of data journalism as part of a talk given at CFJ Paris, May 2011. Original presentation had 7 tips - focused on 2 of those hence odd numbering.

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Data Journalism (very abridged) Data Journalism (very abridged) Presentation Transcript

  • New information for new journalists: Data journalism Paul Bradshaw Visiting Professor, City University London Course Leader, MA Online Journalism, Birmingham City University Publisher, Online Journalism Blog Founder, Help Me InvestigateFriday, 6 May 2011
  • 1. What is it? Open and automatedFriday, 6 May 2011
  • “Each weekday, my computer program goes to the Chicago Police Departments website and gathers all crimes reported in Chicago.” Adrian HolovatyFriday, 6 May 2011
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  • 2. Why is it important? Data arms races and viabilityFriday, 6 May 2011
  • “The Tribune’s biggest magnet by far has been its more than three dozen interactive databases, which collectively have drawn three times as many page views as the site’s stories.” http://bit.ly/dj2dmzFriday, 6 May 2011
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  • Why? Holding power to account Engagement Targeting/relevanceFriday, 6 May 2011
  • 3. How do we do it? Brain and brawnFriday, 6 May 2011
  • Data Journalism ContinuumFriday, 6 May 2011
  • Compile. Clean. Connect. .Friday, 6 May 2011
  • 4 Look for context - understand statisticsFriday, 6 May 2011
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  • 7 Clean your data - and treat it like any sourceFriday, 6 May 2011
  • “ Because we take the time to clean the data, we are able to do lobbying stories no other news organisation can do." - David Donald, Center for Public IntegrityFriday, 6 May 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, MENFriday, 6 May 2011
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  • Merci. Slideshare.net/onlinejournalist Twitter.com/paulbradshaw Delicious.com/paulb/datajournalismFriday, 6 May 2011