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Data Journalism - Finding Data

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Data Journalism lecture - Week 2: Finding Data
Lecture date: 16 Sep 2015
MA in Journalism
National University of Ireland, Galway

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Data Journalism - Finding Data

  1. 1. DATA JOURNALISM Dr. Bahareh Heravi Bahareh.Heravi@insight-centre.org Week 2 Finding Data
  2. 2. The  inverted  pyramid  of  data  journalism   By Paul Bradshaw
  3. 3.     TOOLS  
  4. 4. Fusion     Tables  
  5. 5. Anybody can do it!
  6. 6. How?
  7. 7.   Finding  the  data   Cleaning/fixing  the  data   Analysing  the  data   Visualising  the  data   +  Wri>ng  the  story  
  8. 8.   FINDING  THE  DATA  
  9. 9. Official  Sta9s9cs  centers  and  organisa9ons       (Open)  Data  portals     Contac9ng  the  data  provider  and  asking  for  data     Freedom  Of  Informa9on  (FOI)  request     Programming/APIs     Data  Scraping       Crowdsourcing/Collec9ng  the  data      
  10. 10. CSO   Census   Eurostat   UN   World  Bank   World  Health  Organiza9on   Various  government  department   ...       Official  Data  Providers  
  11. 11. cso.ie  
  12. 12. Dublinked.ie   Data.gov.ie     Data.gov.uk     NYC  Open  data   …   Gapminder   Guardian  Data  store   Irish  Times  Databank   …     Data  Portals  &  Aggregators    
  13. 13. Data Alerts
  14. 14. RSS  Feeds    
  15. 15. Data  release  Calendars     hEp://www.cso.ie/en/newsandevents/sta>s>csdueforrelease/  
  16. 16. hEp://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/news/release-­‐calendar  
  17. 17. Email  Alerts    
  18. 18. ChangeDetec9on.com    
  19. 19. SEARCH
  20. 20. AND/OR     “      ”     *     -­‐phrase     Site:.ie     Filetype:xls         Advance  Search  Operators  in  Google:   hps://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2466433?hl=en   hp://www.googleguide.com/advanced_operators_reference.html   How  to  best  search?  
  21. 21.     DATA  SCRAPING  
  22. 22. =ImportHTML(“URL”,  “query:  table  or  list”,  index)  
  23. 23.   Ques>ons?     Bahareh  R.  Heravi         @Bahareh360     Bahareh.Heravi@insight-­‐centre.org    

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