5 cool experiments in data journalism
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. Influence Networks: The six degrees of investigative journalism
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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. Blog Archive » 10 things every journalist should know about data
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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. Data Visualization Platform, Weave, Now Open Source | Civic Commons
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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.