For those keen to tell data-driven stories, having limited resources need not stand in your way. This session at the news:rewired conference, today in London, outlined how people could learn about the array of free tools online, as well as pointing out some preparation tips and effective workflows to make the most of data, at speed.
For journalists keen to get to grips with data in their reporting, and visualising the results, tools like Tableau are a valuable resource, which is why we are very pleased to announce them as the latest sponsor of news:rewired.
The one-day digital journalism conference, run by Journalism.co.uk, takes place on Thursday 20 February, and will feature an array of sessions and workshops looking at the latest innovations and opportunities for journalists to harness in their digital reporting. Here is the line-up so far.
One session in particular will offer inspiration and practical tips on how to do data journalism on a budget, addressing different tools and techniques for saving time and being more efficient when producing data-driven content.
The session will feature presentations by experts within the industry, including Esa Mäkinen, news editor of data journalism for Helsingin Sanomat and David Ottewell, head of data journalism at Trinity Mirror.
Maxime Marboeuf, data analyst at Tableau Software, will also join the panel to discuss how newsrooms of any size can use the platform – which offers a free, public version of its visualisations technology – to produce powerful data stories and visualisations, even when time or money is tight.
John Burn-Murdoch, interactive data journalist at the Financial Times, today gave delegates at the news:rewired conference, in London, a run down of tools and techniques to turn data sets into maps and visualisations.
Panelists from the Financial Times, Media Wales , the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the Cabinet Office’s data.gov.uk gave their advice on how to tell stories using data, and how to avoid some of the most common pitfalls.
This session at news:rewired took a detailed look at data-driven storytelling, from finding sources of data and sorting the content, through to uncovering the stories within.
Those who took part were Claire Miller, data journalist, Media Wales; Deborah Cohen, investigations editor, British Medical Journal; Antonio Acuña, head of data.gov.uk, Cabinet Office; and Emily Cadman, head of interactive, Financial Times discuss using data as a source of stories.
Nicolas Kayser-Bril, chief executive and co-founder of Journalism++ – which brings web technologies into journalistic workflows – will deliver the keynote speech at news:rewired – digital stories on Thursday 6 December.
Self-taught programmer and data-driven journalist Kayser-Bril was previously in charge of data journalism at OWNI, where he led several experiments in crowdsourced data gathering.
He will join the line up of more than 30 digital journalism experts also speaking at the one-day digital journalism conference, which aims to equip delegates with knowledge of the latest techniques and tools for producing top-notch digital journalism, as well as offering insight into some of the innovative projects evolving within today’s newsrooms, and outside of them.
Kayser-Bril will talk about how and why news outlets should place data at the heart of the newsroom, and draw on his experiences at Owni and Journalism++ to discuss the development of data journalism and opportunities for news outlets now and in the future.
Damian Kimmelman, chief executive of Duedil; Claire Miller, senior reporter and data journalist, Media Wales; Bella Hurrell, specials editor on the BBC News website; James Ball, data journalist, Guardian investigations team.
Data visualisation tool Tableau is returning as sponsor of news:rewired – media in motion, Journalism.co.uk’s digital journalism conference
Tableau’s senior product consultant, Andy Cotgreave, will join the integrated storytelling panel at news:rewired – connected journalism.
Tableau Public is a free software application that allows journalists to create interactive charts and share them online. The software features an intuitive drag and drop interface and does not require any computer programming skills to operate.
In the lead up to news:rewired – connected journalism, we are compiling a series of links posts on each session topic to offer some useful background reading for delegates before the event.
This post offers a collection of resources for session 1A, which will look at some of the new roles emerging within newsrooms and opportunities for integration and collaboration, from innovative ways to combine and connect departments to new ideas for collaboration between journalists and other digital roles, from developers to community managers.