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Wits dataj intro_finance_2003

  1. 1. Introduction to Data Journalismfor Financial Reporters and Editors Peter Verweij Wits University Johannesburg Sept 2012
  2. 2. An Example Rating Agencies and interest rates in EU countries. Here is the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/new
  3. 3. Numbers in Journalism  Writing a story about ICT and Economic development  Internet user In southern Africa  Google Public data
  4. 4. Statistics Matter Digging deeper: London Riots Finding Background Official Explanation EU unemployment Make use of prepared maps, graphs, tables: food prices
  5. 5. Traffic Accidents  From Database: 2000 accidents  Top ten  Dangerous junctions  Map is the story
  6. 6. What is Data Journalism?Producing stories truth seeking stories in the public interest without a legal foundation FROM A PILE OF DATA
  7. 7. Shoot out and licenses  7 dead; 17 wounded  Check the licenses  What do you want to know?  Methodology: formulate and hypothesis
  8. 8. Mayors: gender and political party  Appointment of mayors  Formulate your ideas first  Test them of the data  Look at the level of measurement
  9. 9. Finding Data WHERE:  HOW: National Bureau for  Download statistics  Copy-paste NGOs  scraping Web: find excel Web: tables
  10. 10. Mother of all Data Journalism Spreadsheets  Ordering data MS Office: excel  Simple calculations Open Office for key figures  Graphs
  11. 11. Visualize!  ManyEyes  Fusion Tables  Tableau  Qgis  Here are the data for scraping
  12. 12. Data Journalism: team work and important IMPORTANT  TEAM WORK More data  Writer More use of data for  Researcher policies  Hacker Check  Designer Find hidden trends
  13. 13. Thank you!  This is the map for Saturday Sept 15.  Peter@d3-media.nl

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