The sorting the social media chaos session at news:rewired – noise to signal saw field producer Neal Mann create quite a buzz when he described Twitter as Reuters on acid, crack and cocaine
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Journalists need to know and understand data and statistics.
It is not just the preserve of the investigative journalist but can – and should – be used and understood by reporters writing for local papers, magazines, the consumer and trade press and for online publications.
From crime statistics, government spending, bin collections, hospital infections and missing kittens and data journalism is part of every journalist’s patch.
Sarah Marshall takes a look at the essentials journalists need to know and tools to help along the way.
In our latest Q&A we talk to journalism trainer Paul Bradshaw about HelpMeInvestigate.com, the benefits of crowdsourcing for investigative journalism, and where the money’s coming from
The afternoon crowdsourcing session at news:rewired was dominated by disagreements about the value of citizen journalism
news:rewired reporters Heather Christie and Alex Walters caught up with Robin Hamman, head of social media for Headshift and Kate Day, head of communities for Telegraph.co.uk.
In breakout sessions during the afternoon we’ll be looking at various news collaborations, exploring the benefits and problems of citizen media, crowdsourcing, and commercial and new non-profit partnerships.