Sarah Booker

12/11/2010

Data and visuals – with Simon Rogers @datastore #iweu live blog

Filed under: journalism — Sarah Booker Lewis @ 4:34 pm
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Guide to data journalism as Guardian does it.

 

It’s not new, it has massive interest now byt Florence Nightingale created visuals of troops killed in combat and those who died through disease.

 

Manchester Guardian data about Manchester schools, information is valuable because without knowing the truth opinions can’t be formed.

 

Public spending by Government department visual came up with it’s beautiful bubble map images. Guardian send the data images to government departments after ringing round.

 

Everyone has the tools.

 

Most of the stuff Guardian does is

 

Inspired by James Cameron, Guardian journalist for telling stories. Claimed expenses for a camel, worked in Korea and Vietnam.

 

The new world is a world will be a place of answers and now questions because the only questions left will be answered by computers, because conly computers will know what to ask.

 

Wikileak Iraq data. Produdced interactive images of IED attacks.

 

First night of the blitz, firebrigade kept data. Raw data created image but made it beautiful.

 

Data blog open to help people create visualisations, shared via Flickr group.

 

Used to be about sitting in an office now there are people with knowledge, crowd sourcing used people who can understand more than journalists in office.

 

Accounts of words in Beatles songs.

 

Google Fusion tables.

Put a death in Iraq on a map.

 

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1 Comment »

  1. […] journalist Sarah Booker liveblogged presentations by Heather Brooke, David McCandless and Simon Rogers. This entry was posted in data, digital journalism and tagged #iweu, data, data […]

    Pingback by #iweu: The web data revolution – a new future for journalism? | Joel Gunter's Blog — 15/11/2010 @ 11:56 pm | Reply


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