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Driven by Data - Henk van Ess

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Summary of my keynote for SRF (Switzerland) during two day congress about data driven stories. Contains recent showcase of data journalism and puts it in five different categories: invisible ddi, big data, drowned data, revealing data and interactive statistics. Keynote 1, July 2, 2013

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Driven by Data - Henk van Ess

  1. 1. Driven by Data Henk van Ess @henkvaness
  2. 2. I’m so happy to be here!
  3. 3. I survived a train journey I’m so happy to be here!
  4. 4. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess During my 10 hour trip I asked myself: How dangerous are trains in Switzerland?
  5. 5. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Less accidents:“Zahl der Bahnunfälle geht seit Jahren zurück” http://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/zahl-der-bahnunfaelle-geht-seit-jahren-zurueck
  6. 6. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Ich, in Rudi Carrell Deutsch Gespräche mit Statistik Schweiz und BundesambtsVerkehr, Juli 1, 2013
  7. 7. 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich seeing through data seems so hard
  8. 8. 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich
  9. 9. 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich Lose your respect
  10. 10. 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich Lose your respect for data & figures
  11. 11. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess You CAN interview data
  12. 12. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Simple questions to start data driven stories
  13. 13. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess what are the data rules? Simple questions to start data driven stories
  14. 14. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess what are the data rules? what is missing? why? Simple questions to start data driven stories
  15. 15. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess what are the data rules? what is missing? why? did they change rules? Simple questions to start data driven stories
  16. 16. did they change rules?
  17. 17. Accidents are not listed whenminimal financial damage is lower than:
  18. 18. 1975: 5000 CHF Accidents are not listed whenminimal financial damage is lower than:
  19. 19. 1975: 5000 CHF 1976: 15000 CHF Accidents are not listed whenminimal financial damage is lower than:
  20. 20. 1975: 5000 CHF 1976: 15000 CHF 2008: 100000 CHF Accidents are not listed whenminimal financial damage is lower than:
  21. 21. Guess what is the good news now?
  22. 22. Guess what is the good news now? Railways safer than ever
  23. 23. Guess what is the good news now? Railways safer than ever 2007: 282 accidents 2008: 103 accidents
  24. 24. 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich
  25. 25. 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich That only happened...
  26. 26. 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich That only happened... ... because they changed definitions
  27. 27. 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich That only happened... ... because they changed definitions 2007:15000 CHF 2008: 100000 CHF
  28. 28. Here’s where they changed the foundations “Ganz klare Abfälle der Unfälle”- yeah,sure!
  29. 29. Accidents with injuries or deadly victims don’t count if the financial damage is below 100.000 Frank ($105.765)
  30. 30. What we’ve learned till now
  31. 31. Even train trips can lead to data journalism What we’ve learned till now
  32. 32. Driven by Data Journalism Henk van Ess @henkvaness
  33. 33. TODAY
  34. 34. TODAY 1.What is it?
  35. 35. TODAY 1.What is it? 2.Why now?
  36. 36. TODAY 1.What is it? 2.Why now? 3.Tradition
  37. 37. TODAY 1.What is it? 2.Why now? 3.Tradition 4. Showcase
  38. 38. TODAY 1.What is it? 2.Why now? 3.Tradition 4. Showcase
  39. 39. TODAY 1.What is it? 2.Why now? 3.Tradition 4. Showcase
  40. 40. What is it?
  41. 41. Data Journalism Finding, processing and visualizing big data to get (questions for) a story My definition of
  42. 42. What should it do?
  43. 43. What should it do? Answer (hidden) questions
  44. 44. What should it do? Answer (hidden) questions Reveal, explain, expose
  45. 45. What should it do? Answer (hidden) questions Reveal, explain, expose Inform and educate
  46. 46. What should it do? Answer (hidden) questions Reveal, explain, expose Inform and educate Entertain
  47. 47. What should it do? Answer (hidden) questions Reveal, explain, expose Inform and educate Entertain
  48. 48. What should it do? Answer (hidden) questions Reveal, explain, expose Inform and educate Entertain
  49. 49. What should it do? Answer (hidden) questions Reveal, explain, expose Inform and educate Entertain
  50. 50. Why now
  51. 51. Why now
  52. 52. Why now Information Explosion
  53. 53. Why now Information Explosion Big Data Leaks
  54. 54. Why now Information Explosion Big Data Leaks Better tools
  55. 55. DejaVu?
  56. 56. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/may/11/data-journalism-book Every data journalism book since 1992: interactive timeline
  57. 57. Two forms of data journalism
  58. 58. Which one do you like?
  59. 59. BEFORE
  60. 60. before a sea of tables in digital format Alastair Dant Lead InteractiveTechnologist http://guardian.co.uk
  61. 61. AFTER
  62. 62. Method 1
  63. 63. after the guardian atlas of public spending Alastair Dant Lead InteractiveTechnologist http://guardian.co.uk
  64. 64. Alastair Dant Lead InteractiveTechnologist http://guardian.co.uk
  65. 65. Method 2
  66. 66. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17442946
  67. 67. Differences?
  68. 68. Showcase of datajournalism
  69. 69. 1. Invisible DJ
  70. 70. Text Story: no diagrams, no charts http://www.forreporters.com/sarah
  71. 71. but based on data:
  72. 72. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess www.forreporters.com
  73. 73. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess What can a Swiss tv station do with this marathon example?
  74. 74. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess What can a Swiss tv station do with this marathon example? Factual story, for Tagesschau
  75. 75. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess What can a Swiss tv station do with this marathon example? Factual story, for Tagesschau Sport item about recreational cheating
  76. 76. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess What can a Swiss tv station do with this marathon example? Factual story, for Tagesschau Sport item about recreational cheating Human Interest story: why do they do it?
  77. 77. 2. Interactive stats
  78. 78. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess France TV, French television No equal pay in France http://www.globaleditorsnetwork.org/dja/
  79. 79. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess The Great British Class Calculator BBC News, British radio and television http://www.globaleditorsnetwork.org/dja/
  80. 80. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess BBC News, British radio and television http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-15391515
  81. 81. 3. Non-linear storytelling
  82. 82. http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/war.casualties/index.html
  83. 83. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Connected China Thomson Reuters, promotional video http://www.globaleditorsnetwork.org/dja/
  84. 84. 3. Data is the story
  85. 85. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Nederland van Boven, VPRO, Dutch television The Flight of The Stork http://nederlandvanboven.vpro.nl/afleveringen/overzicht.html
  86. 86. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Gay Rights in the US The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2012/may/08/gay-rights-united-states
  87. 87. 4. Drowning in data
  88. 88. 5. Revealing stories
  89. 89. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess http://ire.org/blog/ire-news/2013/04/02/behind-story-massive-data-effort-reveals-problems-/
  90. 90. http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/barnehager/barnehagebasen/index.php
  91. 91. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess From yet unpublished interview withVG,VVOJ MEDIALAB
  92. 92. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess “The only way to find it was through data journalism”
  93. 93. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Children care in Wales Trinity Mirror
  94. 94. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Children care in Wales Trinity Mirror
  95. 95. Driven by Data - Henk van Ess Children care in Wales Trinity Mirror
  96. 96. Will travel back
  97. 97. to The Netherlands now Will travel back
  98. 98. Delay time trains NL: record low!
  99. 99. 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich
  100. 100. 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich If you lose your respect
  101. 101. 30 Juni 2013: Mein Eisenbahnfahrt nach Zürich If you lose your respect for data
  102. 102. ... you’ll discover ‘long delays’ are no longer in the statistics
  103. 103. Delay time trains NL: as usual!
  104. 104. DANKE @henkvaness

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