Articles tagged with: open data
Want to attend a one-day training course the day before the news:rewired conference?
Creating a buzz: How to grow active social media communities – led by Luke Lewis, editor of BuzzFeed UK;
Mobile journalism: How to create quality video and audio on an iPhone and iPad – led by Glen Mulcahy, innovation lead at RTE;
Introduction to open data for journalists: finding stories in data – led by Kathryn Corrick from the Open Data Institute.
Some of the biggest stories of the last few years such as MPs expenses and WikiLeaks have been driven by information discovered in spreadsheets.
At the other end of the spectrum there is a whole host of open data available to regional and local journalists seeking to unearth stories of interest to their communities.
Here ahead of the open data session at news:rewired we take a look at how data has been used by regional organisations and some of the open data sources available in the UK.
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.
We hear from Chris Taggart, founder and developer of OpenlyLocal, an online platform designed to open up local authority data.