Just as an article or a gallery of photos can shine a light on an issue for the public, so can these in-person gatherings. Some media organizations are putting on full-fledged festivals in the same vein as South by Southwest and TED. These gatherings include panels of experts, one-on-one conversations with major newsmakers and presentations that explore ground-breaking topics. In other words, they’re an entirely new way of informing and providing information -- undoubtedly journalistic functions. Continue Reading →
What's the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting? Here are the top ten links for July 16 to 23: 2490 D3 Visualizations (@d3visualization); corrupt techniques on evidence presentation (@edwardtufte); examples of fiscal data visualization (@OKFN); Australia's mining footprint (@ICIJorg); and more.
It's time for another roundup of resources and research reports that we've curated from around the web. Most of these selections are new on the web in the past few weeks. Several of the reports listed below are full of data including visualizations and can be thought of as reference tools for both current and future research. Continue Reading →
What's the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting? Here are the top ten links for July 9 to 16: +300 sites with free geographic datasets (@sciremotesense ); graphing German YouTube (@SPIEGELOLINE); Australia's mining footprint (@ICIJorg); democratizing data (OKFN); and more. Continue Reading →
Information stored on your computer or mobile is at risk. You could leave it on a train; it could be seized at an airport security checkpoint; or by the police or courts. And of course hackers can access your data. You need to be aware of all the risks and ways to protect your information, your sources and yourself. Continue Reading →
A unique database of more than 300 investigative journalism reports from across Latin America was launched this week by The Institute for Press and Society (Instituto Prensa y Sociedad, or IPYS). Called BIPYS (Banco de Investigaciones Periodisticas, or Bank of Investigative Journalism) the UNESCO-backed initiative was announced July 6 at the annual conference of Abraji, Brazil's investigative journalism association. Continue Reading →
What's the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting? Here are the Top Ten links for Jul 2 - 9: San Fermin's Running of the Bulls (@elmundodata); democratizing the data revolution (@OKFN); #ddj at Netzwerk Recheche's Conference (@berndoswald); prison phone calls (@IBTimes); 12 tips for #ddj; and more. Continue Reading →