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Shaping the Future of the Newspaper

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Wed - 22.10.2014


Data visualisation

Faster, cheaper, better. That is what our polls tell us consumers are demanding from products and services; in their airlines, insurance deals, smartphones and apparently in their information.

As news outlets take more steps to tighten their belts, cheaper but more enticing ways to source original content may thrive.

One of these is "data journalism", championed recently by The Guardian, the ABC and Fairfax Media, using data to make storytelling visual and interactive via websites.

Continue reading on smh.com.au

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Anton Jolkovski's picture

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-12-15 18:18

by Matt Thompson

In a busy corner of the metajournalism world, a crowd of journalists is assembling what amounts to a public, open-source curriculum on how to do hacker journalism. In blogs, tweets, Git repositories, meetups and slide decks, they're sharing code snippets, tutorials, data sets, How To's and more, in ways that are often engaging and accessible to non-geeks.

If I lost you at "Git repositories," let me back up a step.

Continue reading on Poynter

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Anton Jolkovski's picture

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-31 10:22

Last week journalism professor Matt Waite wrote a blog post worrying about the typical defeatist reaction of journalism students when faced with a coding challenge, whether in HTML, JavaScript, or other language: "I can't do this," they tell him. "This is impossible. I'll never get this." When I tweeted a link to the article, I wrote ""Journos: If you fear coding, you fear the future."

That prompted a response from a practicing trade journalist and former colleague, who asked "I can see why knowing things like HTML and CSS can be helpful but do most journos need more than that?"

Continue reading on B2B Memes

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Anton Jolkovski's picture

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-27 10:30

There was a great story in The Onion a few weeks back, right after Steve Jobs announced that he was stepping down as CEO of Apple. The headline read, "New Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm thinking printers'"

Not that there's anything wrong with printers, mind you. Something has to do the dirty work of printing out all those Groupons. The point is, with all the creative talent Apple has at its disposal, all the cutting-edge skills and resources, the company is probably better served developing cool products, not designing slick new ink cartridges for the DeskJet.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-19 11:42

The Manchester Evening News has been awarded the Digital Innovation of the Year prize at this year's Regional Press Awards for its Police 24 project.

The project saw the MEN analyse tweets from Greater Manchester Police, which was tweeting every reported incident over a 24-hour period on the 14 October last year, breaking down and visualising the incidents as close to real time as possible.

Continue reading on journalism.co.uk

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Anton Jolkovski's picture

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-12 12:06

Las Vegas Sun reporters Marshall Allen and Alex Richards were given two years to achieve one goal: "Find out what's right, and wrong, about our local health care delivery system."

The 2.9 million public documents that they examined and hundreds of interviews that they conducted exposed thousands of preventable medical mistakes in Las Vegas hospitals. The Nevada legislature responded with six pieces of legislation that are still up for debate and, this week the Pulitzer Prize Board named Allen, Richards and The Sun a finalist in local reporting.

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Anton Jolkovski's picture

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-04-27 10:25

British newspaper The Guardian launched today Data Store, a new site dedicated to "data journalism and visualization," thenextweb.com reported.

"Data journalism has become an increasingly big part of our work here at the Guardian - from Wikileaks to government spending, it's our job to make the key data accessible and easy to understand," editor Simon Rogers explained in a blog post.

Image source: currybet.net
The site allows users to search the world's government and global development databases as well as the infographics published by the newspaper. It also includes Rogers' Datablog, which was launch in March of 2009, and feature applications that have been developed to analyze and visualize data.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-12-17 16:35

The rapid growth of "data visualisation," the process of converting technological code and raw data into unique, legible, interactive information, is fundamentally changing the narrative way in which news, information, products and services are displayed and consumed, Advertising Age reported Thursday.

Google has paved the way for the coordination of an interactive service, brand name and advertising in the one product. As it organises the world's online existence, for example, it aggregates everyday news, maps the earth, the oceans, the moon and is the bibliographer for the world's books, it includes advertising at every step.

Mainstream business have now begun to develop their own data visualisations as they define the online representation of their information against the contemporary needs of the online consumer.

For example, Ad Age cites The New York Times' Visualization Lab, which makes information accessible in an interactive, visual form to the mass online consumer. Created with IBM, the product lets the user create, share and comment on visual representations of information. This representations take the forms of graphs, charts and maps.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-03-20 19:42

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