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Summary of my keynote for SRF (Switzerland) during two day congress about data driven stories. Contains recent showcase of data journalism and puts it in five different categories: invisible ddi, big ...

Summary of my keynote for SRF (Switzerland) during two day congress about data driven stories. Contains recent showcase of data journalism and puts it in five different categories: invisible ddi, big data, drowned data, revealing data and interactive statistics. Keynote 1, July 2, 2013

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    • Driven by Data Henk van Ess @henkvaness
    • I’m so happy to be here!
    • I survived a train journey I’m so happy to be here!
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess During my 10 hour trip I asked myself: How dangerous are trains in Switzerland?
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Less accidents:“Zahl der Bahnunfälle geht seit Jahren zurück” http://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/zahl-der-bahnunfaelle-geht-seit-jahren-zurueck
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Ich, in Rudi Carrell Deutsch Gespräche mit Statistik Schweiz und BundesambtsVerkehr, Juli 1, 2013
    • 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich seeing through data seems so hard
    • 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich
    • 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich Lose your respect
    • 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich Lose your respect for data & figures
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess You CAN interview data
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Simple questions to start data driven stories
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess what are the data rules? Simple questions to start data driven stories
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess what are the data rules? what is missing? why? Simple questions to start data driven stories
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess what are the data rules? what is missing? why? did they change rules? Simple questions to start data driven stories
    • did they change rules?
    • Accidents are not listed whenminimal financial damage is lower than:
    • 1975: 5000 CHF Accidents are not listed whenminimal financial damage is lower than:
    • 1975: 5000 CHF 1976: 15000 CHF Accidents are not listed whenminimal financial damage is lower than:
    • 1975: 5000 CHF 1976: 15000 CHF 2008: 100000 CHF Accidents are not listed whenminimal financial damage is lower than:
    • Guess what is the good news now?
    • Guess what is the good news now? Railways safer than ever
    • Guess what is the good news now? Railways safer than ever 2007: 282 accidents 2008: 103 accidents
    • 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich
    • 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich That only happened...
    • 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich That only happened... ... because they changed definitions
    • 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich That only happened... ... because they changed definitions 2007:15000 CHF 2008: 100000 CHF
    • Here’s where they changed the foundations “Ganz klare Abfälle der Unfälle”- yeah,sure!
    • Accidents with injuries or deadly victims don’t count if the financial damage is below 100.000 Frank ($105.765)
    • What we’ve learned till now
    • Even train trips can lead to data journalism What we’ve learned till now
    • Driven by Data Journalism Henk van Ess @henkvaness
    • TODAY
    • TODAY 1.What is it?
    • TODAY 1.What is it? 2.Why now?
    • TODAY 1.What is it? 2.Why now? 3.Tradition
    • TODAY 1.What is it? 2.Why now? 3.Tradition 4. Showcase
    • TODAY 1.What is it? 2.Why now? 3.Tradition 4. Showcase
    • TODAY 1.What is it? 2.Why now? 3.Tradition 4. Showcase
    • What is it?
    • Data Journalism Finding, processing and visualizing big data to get (questions for) a story My definition of
    • What should it do?
    • What should it do? Answer (hidden) questions
    • What should it do? Answer (hidden) questions Reveal, explain, expose
    • What should it do? Answer (hidden) questions Reveal, explain, expose Inform and educate
    • What should it do? Answer (hidden) questions Reveal, explain, expose Inform and educate Entertain
    • What should it do? Answer (hidden) questions Reveal, explain, expose Inform and educate Entertain
    • What should it do? Answer (hidden) questions Reveal, explain, expose Inform and educate Entertain
    • What should it do? Answer (hidden) questions Reveal, explain, expose Inform and educate Entertain
    • Why now
    • Why now
    • Why now Information Explosion
    • Why now Information Explosion Big Data Leaks
    • Why now Information Explosion Big Data Leaks Better tools
    • DejaVu?
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/may/11/data-journalism-book Every data journalism book since 1992: interactive timeline
    • Two forms of data journalism
    • Which one do you like?
    • BEFORE
    • before a sea of tables in digital format Alastair Dant Lead InteractiveTechnologist http://guardian.co.uk
    • AFTER
    • Method 1
    • after the guardian atlas of public spending Alastair Dant Lead InteractiveTechnologist http://guardian.co.uk
    • Alastair Dant Lead InteractiveTechnologist http://guardian.co.uk
    • Method 2
    • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17442946
    • Differences?
    • Showcase of datajournalism
    • 1. Invisible DJ
    • Text Story: no diagrams, no charts http://www.forreporters.com/sarah
    • but based on data:
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess www.forreporters.com
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess What can a Swiss tv station do with this marathon example?
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess What can a Swiss tv station do with this marathon example? Factual story, for Tagesschau
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess What can a Swiss tv station do with this marathon example? Factual story, for Tagesschau Sport item about recreational cheating
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess What can a Swiss tv station do with this marathon example? Factual story, for Tagesschau Sport item about recreational cheating Human Interest story: why do they do it?
    • 2. Interactive stats
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess France TV, French television No equal pay in France http://www.globaleditorsnetwork.org/dja/
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess The Great British Class Calculator BBC News, British radio and television http://www.globaleditorsnetwork.org/dja/
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess BBC News, British radio and television http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-15391515
    • 3. Non-linear storytelling
    • http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/war.casualties/index.html
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Connected China Thomson Reuters, promotional video http://www.globaleditorsnetwork.org/dja/
    • 3. Data is the story
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Nederland van Boven, VPRO, Dutch television The Flight of The Stork http://nederlandvanboven.vpro.nl/afleveringen/overzicht.html
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Gay Rights in the US The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2012/may/08/gay-rights-united-states
    • 4. Drowning in data
    • 5. Revealing stories
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess http://ire.org/blog/ire-news/2013/04/02/behind-story-massive-data-effort-reveals-problems-/
    • http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/barnehager/barnehagebasen/index.php
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess From yet unpublished interview withVG,VVOJ MEDIALAB
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess “The only way to find it was through data journalism”
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Children care in Wales Trinity Mirror
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Children care in Wales Trinity Mirror
    • Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Children care in Wales Trinity Mirror
    • Will travel back
    • to The Netherlands now Will travel back
    • Delay time trains NL: record low!
    • 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich
    • 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich If you lose your respect
    • 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich If you lose your respect for data
    • ... you’ll discover ‘long delays’ are no longer in the statistics
    • Delay time trains NL: as usual!
    • DANKE @henkvaness