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New Tools and Old Friends: Data journalism at #BBCdataday

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Presentation at the BBC Data Day, New Broadcasting House, November 2014

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New Tools and Old Friends: Data journalism at #BBCdataday

  1. 1. NEW TOOLS? @PaulBradshaw, Online Journalism Blog, HelpMeInvestigate Birmingham City University and City University London BBC Data Day, November 2014 Image by Scott http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottiet812/4436396357
  2. 2. NEW TOOLS? BUT WE HAVEN’T EVEN WORKED OUT THE OLD ONES YET. @PaulBradshaw, Online Journalism Blog, HelpMeInvestigate Birmingham City University and City University London BBC Data Day, November 2014
  3. 3. “It would take us weeks. We need a team of interns.”
  4. 4. *
  5. 5. * NEW!
  6. 6. https://www.youtube.com/user/kimonolabs
  7. 7. *
  8. 8. * Scraper extension for Chrome
  9. 9. OutWit Hub
  10. 10. OutWit Hub OLD!
  11. 11. “The data is locked in PDFs or emails. We need a team of interns.”
  12. 12. * Tabula and DocumentCloud
  13. 13. * Tabula and DocumentCloud OLD! NEW!
  14. 14. * NEW!
  15. 15. http://vimeo.com/71483614
  16. 16. *
  17. 17. * OLD!
  18. 18. “The data is a mess.”
  19. 19. “The data is a mess. We need a team of interns.”
  20. 20. OLD! * http://onlinejournalismblog.com/2011/07/05/ cleaning-data-using-google-refine-a-quick-guide/
  21. 21. Also great for converting XML, JSON, and using APIs DICES! SLICES!
  22. 22. NEW!
  23. 23. “We have no data! WE NEED SOME INTERNS!”
  24. 24. *
  25. 25. * NEW!
  26. 26. https://www.detective.io/detective/the-migrants-files/
  27. 27. http://vimeo.com/106897543 http://vimeo.com/106279178
  28. 28. http://www.reporter-app.com/ *
  29. 29. http://www.reporter-app.com/ * NEW!
  30. 30. OLD!
  31. 31. https://ifttt.com/recipes/search?q=Google+Drive&ac=true
  32. 32. 1: Don’t give interns donkey work; give them a tool to learn 2: Aspire to great laziness 3: If you hit a problem, chances are someone else has solved it.
  33. 33. Thank you. @PaulBradshaw, Online Journalism Blog, HelpMeInvestigate Birmingham City University and City University London Image by Scott http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottiet812/4436396357 BBC Data Day, November 2014
  34. 34. If you have do something more than once get a computer to do it.
  35. 35. NEW! OLD!
  36. 36. NEW! OLD! NEW!
  37. 37. NEW! OLD!

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