Transparency in Government - Gov 2.0 and what it means for Science Journalists

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These are the slides for my presentation at the 8th World Conference of Science Journalists, looking at how Gov 2.0 is changing the way science is funded, data is collected, analysed, reported and used.

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Transparency in Government - Gov 2.0 and what it means for Science Journalists

  1. 1. Government 2.0What is it & why it is importantto science journalismCraig ThomlerGovernment 2.0 advocateManaging DirectorDelib Australia@CraigThomlerhttp://eGovAU.blogspot.com
  2. 2.  More participatory democracy (Participation)Bringing citizens inside the tent’ via digital techniques. Citizen-centric philosophies (Collaboration)Empowering citizens to be active participants ingovernment decision-making & supporting communitiesto ‘do for themselves’. Democratisation of data (Transparency)Releasing public data (including publicly funded sciencedata) in reusable formats under open copyrights to informand enable new insights, better decisions and policy. Community-led initiativesFrom individuals, NGOs, media & companies.Government 2.0 includes...
  3. 3. It changes thepower equationWhy Gov 2.0 is important
  4. 4. Over 281 open data cataloguesworldwide (released in last four years)Gov 2.0 is GlobalSources: data.gov & census.okfn.org
  5. 5. 59 countries in the Open GovernmentPartnershipGov 2.0 isn’t ideologicalSource: opengovpartnership.org/
  6. 6. Because it changes:• Who funds scientific research• Who collects the data• Who analyses the data• Who reports scientific findings• How scientific findings are published, and• How science becomes policyWhy is Gov 2.0 important forscience journalists?
  7. 7. Government 2.0What is it & why it is importantto science journalismCraig ThomlerGovernment 2.0 advocateManaging DirectorDelib Australia@CraigThomlerhttp://eGovAU.blogspot.com

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