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Making #opendata more accessible and transparent

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Moving from setup phase to prototyping

Time is passing quickly and YourDataStories (YDS), our research project on making #opendata more accessible and transparent, is already beyond the first year of its three years project duration.

As projects go, the first year was full of first steps: Setting up the consortium, creating the necessary project structures and communication lines as well as establishing a basis for the actual development. Activities ranged from setting up the technical infrastructure to gathering and analysing the main user requirements for the envisioned application.

Date

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

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Reads in Tweets – December 2015

Short and tweet: Five tweets from last month you shouldn’t miss.

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We spend quite some time reading social news from around the web and there is lots of good stuff out there. We’d like to share what we found: Here’s our list from December.

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Thursday, January 7th, 2016

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Reads in Tweets – August 2015

Short and tweet: Five tweets from this month you shouldn’t miss.

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We spend some time reading social news from around the web and there is lots of good stuff out there. We’d like to share what we found: Here’s our list from July.

Date

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

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Reads in Tweets – June 2015

Short and tweet:
Five tweets from this month you really should have read by now!

We spend a lot of time reading social news from around the web (with Twitter as our main source): On DDJ & Dataviz, storytelling, new technologies, verification, journalistic business processes and so much more.

There is good stuff out our there, and we’d like to share what we found. So every month, we compile a list of five tweets/links, that we think are worth reading and hence sharing here for you to read.

Date

Monday, June 29th, 2015

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What’s Your Data Story?

YourDataStories_logoData is everywhere nowadays, from social media to goverment spendings. But how to make sense of it all, how to access the relevant information within?

YourDataStories (YDS) takes a closer look at Open Government Data (OGD) to find a way to make this information easily accessible, understandable, transparent and sharable for everyone.

YDS focuses on methods from data-driven-journalism (#ddj) and data-visualisation (#dataviz), building a solution that allows for easy discovery, analysis and interpretation of #opendata. The aim of the project is to create an ‘interactive canvas’ enabling citizens to write their own data stories and share them across the web.

The development will be driven by three different use cases dealing with public expenditure in Greece and Ireland as well as the spending and effect of development aid from the Netherlands, increasing transparency in these important areas of public interest.

The project runs from February 2015 – January 2018.

Bring me to the YourDataStories website | Twitter: @YDS_EU

Date

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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2014: A year of progress in how newsrooms worked with data

With every new trend, interest goes up and down. Only strong trends keep developing and reach new levels of productivity – as generally described in the Gartner Hypecycle. One such trend is „data-driven journalism“. The term became very much talked about over the last years since its appearance in 2010, describing workflows for finding, checking and visualizing data for better (and deeper) reporting.

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The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2014 via FlowingData

As this is early 2015 the question is what progress did this specialized form of journalism make in 2014?

Date

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

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World Cup 2014 – DDJ Special

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What comes to your mind when you think of Brazil? At the moment probably mainly ‘soccer’, right? Same over here. But we do not want to talk about last night’s game, the championship’s top players, live scores or the change of tactics. That will all be covered by our colleagues at DW Sports.

We focus on data driven journalism, visualizations, infographics and innovative storytelling on the web. Check out our collection of projects taking a creative approach at presenting soccer-related data:

Date

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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The World Cup Innovation Special

Experimental series on data, visualization and storytelling all around the 2014 Brazil World Cup

With people worldwide focusing on the 2014 FIFA World Cup for the next couple of weeks we expect a lot of interesting coverage in the media.

Date

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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Big data meets Data Journalism – Don’t believe the hype!

Big Data is one of the most overused buzzwords in recent years. So it is about time to give it a reality check and distinguish hype from true value. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the World Newsmedia Network take on this challenge for the media industry organising a one-day conference headlined “Harnessing the Power of Big Data for Media” on May 8th, 2014 in London.

Date

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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5 Big Links – March 2014

Short and sweet: Five links that lead to novel views about media, tech and innovation.

1.  Social Media is changing journalism. Nothing new. But how do you deal with these new challenges?
Learn from @storyful by taking in the 10 principles that power social journalism. Don’t forget to have a look at the “just-as-good-as-the-article” comment section.
 
2.  Remember Forbes’ 30 under 30 Media People from January?
Check out the Guardian’s 30 young people in digital media and learn why content still rules over technology in the future of journalism.
 
3.  What do you do, when your audience turns away from your traditional media program? Check out how a Belgium public service broadcaster is experimenting with online content and new ways of storytelling – successfully. via journalism.co.uk
 
4.  Where would you turn for new innovative news projects?
If you thought about the U.S. – think again. Meanwhile tune into Norwegian based Schibsted’s planned web-native TV-experience. via Nieman Journalism Lab
 
5.  Following #NICAR2014 you might have heard about gathering your own data.
Go ahead and make it real with Andy Dickinson, who is taking this to the next level.
 

Date

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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