The work of ((o))eco Lab - projects of Data Journalism, Interactive Maps, Geojournalism Platforms

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A project by Brazilian non profit news agency oeco.org.br plus the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Pushing for applying new technology on sourcing and producing environmental journalism

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The work of ((o))eco Lab - projects of Data Journalism, Interactive Maps, Geojournalism Platforms

  1. 1. Environmental News Innovation Lab Gustavo Faleiros - Knight International Journalism Fellow
  2. 2. What is the ((o))eco NewsLab? Project by Brazilian non-profit news agency O Eco + International Center for Journalists via Knight International Journalism Fellowship
  3. 3. Data, maps, news apps…. Pushing for applying new technology on sourcing and producing enviromental journalism ….
  4. 4. Main project
  5. 5. Data Mining Platform Deforestation - Brazil: data since 1976 / 8 countries - since 2004, including Cattle Ranching and Timber Clusters
  6. 6. Data Mining Platform Oil and Mining Concessions: 9 countries - who owns blocks
  7. 7. Data Mining platform = 11,6 GB + ● Hydroeletric power plants ● Protected Areas and Indigenous territories ● Roads ● Forest Fire
  8. 8. Geojournalism - Aggregating stories to add contextual/journalistic layer to data 1200 and counting geotagged stories - Generating an API (geojson) of stories to be used on other application
  9. 9. WordPress Platform for georeferenced content http://cardume.github.io/jeo/
  10. 10. JEO WP Theme Features ● Publishes map layers (MapBox, CartoDB) and allow settings direct via WordPress ● Every post can be geolocated and filtered on interactive timeline ● Distribution widget generating embed code and maps on social media
  11. 11. Partnerships with independent media outlets Data and Stories about illegal poaching in South Africa and its links with international ivory trafficking http://oxpeckers.org
  12. 12. Oxpeckers.org main map
  13. 13. Community and knowledge ● Launched in September 2013 ● 12 tutorials published and more to come ● Experts on 4 different continents ● Content on Creative Commons, incentive to share
  14. 14. Other Projects Indonesia EKUATORIAL Environmental News Syndication Kenya Investigations on European development investments and use of natural resources
  15. 15. Thank you Links http://lab.oeco.org.br/ My email gfaleiros@icfj.org Twitter @gufalei

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