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Making open government data sing

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Making open government data sing

  1. 1. Making Open Data SingAlexander B. Howard (@digiphile)<br />
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  5. 5. “Data-driven journalism is the future”<br />Source: Tim Berners-Lee in the Guardian<br />
  6. 6. “We used to call it CAR”-DeBarros<br />Bob Woodward, via Cliff1066<br />
  7. 7. “Gov 2.0, FOSS <br />and agile development <br /> are all breathing new life into data and journalism”<br /> -David Herzog, Open Missouri<br />
  8. 8. Now it’s “Hacks and Hackers”<br />Photo by Dennis Crowley, from “Hack to Hacker: Rise of the Journalist-Programmer”<br />
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  10. 10. Robo-journalism?<br />
  11. 11. Storytelling still matters.<br />“We use these tools to find and tell stories.<br /> We use them like we use a telephone.<br /> The story is still the thing.” - Anthony DeBarros USA Today<br />Source: Data Journalism and the Big Picture<br />
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  14. 14. Source: How Canada became an open data and data journalism powerhouse<br />
  15. 15. “Make small things faster, make big things possible.”-Derek Willis, NYT<br />TimesMachine.nytimes.com cost a few hundred dollars. Hosted on Amazon EC2. <br />
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  18. 18. “Newspapers are either going to start doing what we do, or they're going to be bypassed and out of date.”<br />-Elliot Jaspin<br /> That was 1986, in Time.<br />
  19. 19. More than 166 U.S. newspapers have stopped putting out a print edition or closed down altogether since 2008.<br />There have been more than 35,000 job losses or buyouts in the newspaper industry since 2007.<br /> Source: Paper Cuts<br />
  20. 20. More than 36 interactive databases published <br />Data sets account for 75% of overall traffic [Source: CJR]<br />

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