In October, 2010, during the Personal Democracy Forum in Barcelona , several investigative journalists explained how they managed to uncover corruption using network analysis. One of them, Dejan Milovac, wrote a story about a construction project on the Montenegrin coastline.
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Every journalist needs to know about data. It is not just the preserve of the investigative journalist but can – and should – be used by reporters writing for local papers, magazines, the consumer and trade press and for online publications. Think about crime statistics, government spending, bin collections, hospital infections and missing kittens and tell me data journalism is not relevant to your title.
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An intensity map showing the population density for different ethnic groups in Texas What is it?
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With more and more civic data becoming available and accessible, the challenge grows for policy makers and citizens to leverage that data for better decision-making.
Talking Points Memo used TimelineSetter to create a timeline featuring events in Wisconsin’s public-sector union struggle.
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Trend spotting A series of websites use APIs and scrape pages to spot and analyze trends: Fan page analytics – Facebook fan page analytics Zoofs – Most talked about YouTube videos on twitter Fflick – Most tweeted movie titles
In our last post on data journalism, we ran across a number of tools that would be helpful for anyone who is interested in how to make sense of data.