ENTRIES TAGGED "data journalism"

The bond between data and journalism grows stronger

The bond between data and journalism grows stronger

Liliana Bounegru discusses the state of data journalism and its growing influence.

This interview with Liliana Bounegru, project coordinator of Data Driven Journalism at the European Journalism Centre, offers more insight into why the importance of data journalism continues to grow in the age of big data.

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Top Stories: October 17-21, 2011

Top Stories: October 17-21, 2011

The joys of animated geo data, Angry Birds and the future of mobile testing, and a look inside The Guardian's creative process.

This week on O'Reilly: Andy Kirk explained why data, maps and animation work so well together, we discovered the connection between a game-playing robot and the future of mobile app testing, and we learned how The Guardian develops its data journalism.

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Data journalism and "Don Draper moments"

Data journalism and "Don Draper moments"

Alastair Dant on how tech, data and narrative come together at The Guardian.

The Guardian's Alastair Dant discusses the organization's interactive stories, including its World Cup Twitter replay, along with the steps his team takes when starting a new data project.

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For local news, TV is dominant but the Internet is our digital future

For local news, TV is dominant but the Internet is our digital future

A Pew survey of local news sources reveals the influence of social and mobile trends, along with a generation gap.

A new Pew report on local news reveals reasons to be hopeful about digital platforms as information sources. But it's not all positive: The decline of local newspapers will leave a civic gap for local government accountability.

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BuzzData: Come for the data, stay for the community

BuzzData: Come for the data, stay for the community

A Canadian startup aspires to be the GitHub of datasets.

BuzzData looks to tap the gravitational pull of data, then keep people around through conversation and collaboration.

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Top Stories: September 12-16, 2011

Top Stories: September 12-16, 2011

Building data science teams, the evolution of data products, and the grunt work of data journalism.

This week on O'Reilly: DJ Patil revealed the skills and qualities of great data science teams, we learned that new data products put emphasis on experiences rather than on the data itself, and Simon Rogers discussed the considerable effort that goes into The Guardian's data journalism.

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The work of data journalism: Find, clean, analyze, create … repeat

The work of data journalism: Find, clean, analyze, create … repeat

Simon Rogers on the effort behind data journalism.

Great journalism does not magically spring from spreadsheets. In this interview, Simon Rogers discusses the grunt work and tools behind The Guardian's data stories.

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Social, mapping and mobile data tell the story of Hurricane Irene

Citizens will act as important sensors as a huge storm washes up the East Coast of the United States.

In the information ecosystem of 2011, media, government and citizens alike will play a critical role in sharing information about what's happening in natural disasters, putting open data to work, and providing help to one another.

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Top Stories: August 22-26, 2011

Top Stories: August 22-26, 2011

The legacy of Steve Jobs, the sweet spot between data and art, and a deep dive into Google+

This week on O'Reilly: Mark Sigal examined the legacy of Steve Jobs, we talked with New York Times data artist Jer Thorp about the commingling of data, art and science, and Tim O'Reilly and Google VP of Product Bradley Horowitz discussed Google+, data portability and more.

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Strata Week: Green pigs and data

Strata Week: Green pigs and data

Rovio mines data to improve Angry Birds, HP bets on big data, Daily Dot parses the social web for stories.

Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, is using data and analytics to keep bird-launching gamers plugged in. Also, HP's acquisition of Autonomy reveals its data intentions, and the Daily Dot finds stories with an assist from data journalism.

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