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Wedodata, l'agence qui raconte les données - MediaType

Composées de bidouilleurs de talents, d'amoureux des données et du storytelling, leur travail enrichit l'info. - Les trois agences choisies ont en commun d’être jeunes, dynamiques et surtout de faire un pari, celui du journalisme de qualité. Avec des propositions fortes, parfois militantes, elles participent aux renouvellements des pratiques grâce à la mise en scène de l'info. - De la plus grande Ask Media à la plus petite The Pixel Hunt, en passant par Wedodata et ses 7 collaborateurs, voici une série de trois entretiens pour découvrir les coulisses de ces fabriques artisanales de l'info.

What is data journalism? In the summer of 1967 rioting hit Detroit.

What is data journalism?

It was a major news story: 43 people died and well over 1,000 were injured, with thousands more arrested. Journalist Philip Meyer decided to try reporting that story in a different way. 5 ways hyperlocal sites can do more with data. Credit: Image by Arbron on Flickr.

5 ways hyperlocal sites can do more with data

Some rights reserved Data journalism is still an embryonic concept in the UK's growing hyperlocal landscape. Despite some open data initiatives – and calls from the Coalition Government for an army of armchair auditors who will scrutinise public data "at a level that allows the public to see what is happening on their streets" – the results have yet to live up to the hyperlocal hyperbole. This should not really be overly surprising. Oakland Police Beat applies data-driven investigative journalism in California. Share on Tumblr One of the explicit connections I’ve made over the years lies between data-driven investigative journalism and government or corporate accountability.

Oakland Police Beat applies data-driven investigative journalism in California

In debugging the backlash to data journalism, I highlighted the work of The Los Angeles Times Data Desk, which has analyzed government performance data for accountability, among other notable projects. I could also have pointed to the Chicago Sun-Times, which applied data-driven investigative methods to determine that the City of Chicago’s 911 dispatch times vary widely depending on where you live, publishing an interactive map online for context, or to a Pulitzer Prize-winning story on speeding cops in Florida.

This week, there’s a new experiment in applying data journalism to local government accountability in Oakland, California, where the Oakland Police Beat has gone online. Oakland Police Beat is squarely aimed at shining sunlight on the practices of Oakland’s law enforcement officers. A Baltimore, affluence record pour le « journalisme assisté par ordinateur » Contrairement à d'autres, nous ne saurions tirer une « grande tendance » de cette conférence.

A Baltimore, affluence record pour le « journalisme assisté par ordinateur »

La 25ème édition de la conférence NICAR s'est tenue à Baltimore du 27 février au 2 mars. Si les algorithmes, les capteurs ou encore la visualisation interactive ont été au cœur des discussions, la seule vraie tendance est peut-être la conférence en elle-même : avec plus de 1000 participants, l'affluence est record. La conférence NICAR réunit des « computer assisted reporters », journalistes assistés par ordinateur, depuis maintenant 25 ans. Recalculating the newsroom: The rise of the journo-coder? Credit: Image by Arbron on Flickr.

Recalculating the newsroom: The rise of the journo-coder?

Some rights reserved This is an edited version of a chapter fromData Journalism: Mapping the Future, being launched tomorrow by Abramis academic publishing, republished with kind permission. Data journalism: Mapping the future (RRP £15.95) is available at a reduced rate of £12 for readers. Contact for further information. "Why all your students must be programmers" was the provocative title of one of the liveliest panel discussions at the August 2013 Conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Washington DC. 5 questions à 6 datajournalistes. Ils sont datajournalistes et travaillent pour le le site du Guardian, Owni,, AskMédia ou J++.

5 questions à 6 datajournalistes

Formation Courrier Picard. Why Is Data Journalism Important? Filtering the Flow of Data When information was scarce, most of our efforts were devoted to hunting and gathering.

Why Is Data Journalism Important?

Now that information is abundant, processing is more important. We process at two levels: (1) analysis to bring sense and structure out of the never-ending flow of data and (2) presentation to get what’s important and relevant into the consumer’s head. How to Teach a Journalist Programming. Earlier this year I set out to tackle a problem that was bothering me: journalists who had started to learn programming were giving up.

How to Teach a Journalist Programming

They were hitting a wall. In trying to learn the more advanced programming techniques - particularly those involved in scraping - they seemed to fall into one of two camps: People who learned programming, but were taking far too long to apply it, and so losing momentum - the generalists. People who learned how to write one scraper, but could not extend it to others, and so becoming frustrated - the specialists. In setting out to figure out what was going wrong, I set myself a task which I have found helpful in taking a fresh perspective on an issue: I started writing a book chapter. The nice thing about writing books is that they force you to put together a coherent and complete narrative about an entire process. Journalists - become data literate in three steps. Journalists - become data literate in three steps Details Last Updated on Sunday, 24 June 2012 09:16 Published on Saturday, 23 June 2012 05:31 Written by Nicolas Kayser-Bril Just as literacy refers to 'the ability to read for knowledge, write coherently and think critically about printed material' data literacy is the ability to consume for knowledge, produce coherently and think critically about data.

Journalists - become data literate in three steps

Open data journalism. Data is everywhere: from governments publishing billions of bytes of the stuff, to visual artists creating new concepts of the world through to companies building businesses on the back of it. And everyone wants to be a data journalist too - the barriers for entry have never been lower as free tools change the rules on who can analyse, visualise and present data. Truly, anyone can do it. At the same time, journalism has undergone a transformation; it's not that long ago that the only way to get a story published by a major news organisation involved years of training and interning and generally slaving away until you get noticed and published.

Now, the power has shifted and the days when journalists could shut themselves away from the world in order to hand out gems of beautiful writing have well and truly vanished. These are the days of open journalism, reporters who can use the power of the web can produce stronger, better stories. Le journalisme « hacker »

Data journalist handbook project. Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast) By Federica Cocco Ravensbourne college is an ultramodern cubist design school which abuts the O2 arena on the Greenwich peninsula. It is perhaps an unusual and yet apt setting for journalists to meet. Members of the Open Knowledge Foundation and the European Journalism Centre saw this as a perfect opportunity to herd a number of prominent journalists and developers who, fuelled by an unlimited supply of mocacchinos, started work on the first Data Journalism Handbook. The occasion was the yearly Mozilla Festival, which acts as an incubator to many such gatherings. The manual aims to address one crucial problem: “There are a lot of useful resources on the web,” Liliana Bounegru of the EJC said, “but they are all scattered in different places. In the age of big data, data journalism has profound importance for society. The promise of data journalism was a strong theme throughout the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting’s (NICAR) 2012 conference.

In 2012, making sense of big data through narrative and context, particularly unstructured data, will be a central goal for data scientists around the world, whether they work in newsrooms, Wall Street or Silicon Valley. Le journalisme les doigts dans les données. DataJournalism : données, interactions, visualisations. Les data en forme. La veille des journalistes de données d'OWNI vous fait cette semaine jouer au Rubik's Cube, classer les gouvernements ou encore faire le marathon de New York.

Comble du luxe, vous pourrez même comparer la Bible et le Coran... Qu’il ait été pour vous un cauchemar ou une fascination, vous avez forcément été confronté à un moment de votre vie à ce casse-tête addictif : le Rubik’s Cube. Cette semaine, nous vous proposons de vous replonger dans ce jeu de logique et d’équilibre, dans une version data aussi osée que prometteuse.