DATA JOURNALISM        Peter VerweijWits University Johannesburg         Sept 2012
The end of news and journalism       The Economist and DNR
Are social media killing news?    News breaks on                                        But this is not the    Twitter f...
Some examples of Data Journalism                   Olympics and the                    ranking                   Includi...
Examples 2        Traffic accidents        Download data        Top ten        Put them on the map
Examples 3        Classic Hurricane         Andrew
What is Data Journalism?    Finding stories          IT IS THE STORY    In the public interest    NOT THE DATA    Witho...
How do you do it?           Get the data from            NBS, NGO:            download or copy            paste         ...
From NL to ZA         SA parliament data         NL parliament data         And here is my map
Data journalism is:    TEAMWORK:                                       QUALITY    Writer                  JOURNALISM  ...
50 years old         Introducing          computers to          journalism         Philip Meyer and the          Detriot...
Zoom in: tools of science               Ch Wright Mills:                Power Elite               Social network        ...
ConclusionNew Possibilities for reporting; new jobs; improve the weak position of the media  Check and review the use of p...
Thank you!        peter@d3-media.nl
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Wits dj lecture

  1. 1. DATA JOURNALISM Peter VerweijWits University Johannesburg Sept 2012
  2. 2. The end of news and journalism The Economist and DNR
  3. 3. Are social media killing news? News breaks on  But this is not the Twitter first end of quality Twitter as the alarm reporting: data bell of journalism journalism Example TK1951 of Amsterdam airport
  4. 4. Some examples of Data Journalism  Olympics and the ranking  Including: population, GDP, team  Guardian
  5. 5. Examples 2  Traffic accidents  Download data  Top ten  Put them on the map
  6. 6. Examples 3  Classic Hurricane Andrew
  7. 7. What is Data Journalism? Finding stories IT IS THE STORY In the public interest NOT THE DATA Without a legal foundation From a pile of data
  8. 8. How do you do it?  Get the data from NBS, NGO: download or copy paste  Search web for xls  Scrape data  Pdf to cvs and xls  Analyze: excel or R  Visualize: manyeyes, tableau, qgis
  9. 9. From NL to ZA  SA parliament data  NL parliament data  And here is my map
  10. 10. Data journalism is: TEAMWORK:  QUALITY Writer JOURNALISM Researcher/  Nick Davies – Flat statistician Earth News – churnalism Hacker  Checking is the Designer justification of our profession
  11. 11. 50 years old  Introducing computers to journalism  Philip Meyer and the Detriots Riots  And the London Riots  Names of the beast: precision, analytical, car, ddj
  12. 12. Zoom in: tools of science  Ch Wright Mills: Power Elite  Social network analysis  Connections  Mathematics: walks  Tools: NodeXL or Gehi  Twitter: journalists and MPs
  13. 13. ConclusionNew Possibilities for reporting; new jobs; improve the weak position of the media Check and review the use of power Update your knowledge and skills
  14. 14. Thank you!  peter@d3-media.nl

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