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How to Think like a Data Journalist [Datablog]

How to Think like a Data Journalist [Datablog] | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it

Whilst preparing for her Strata keynote, Google's Kathryn Hurley spent a week with the Datablog team and here are a few key takeaways from that experience...

 

Exploring the methods and tools that a data journalist uses in their day to day activity at the Guardian Datablog: The fast-paced environment means data analysis tools that are quick and easy to use reign supreme. There are really three major steps of the Guardian Datablog's process that drive the tools and resources they use:

Getting the data Telling the story Sharing the data

Read further for more details on the data journalism process and associated resources and links, as well as how you can apply some of these data analysis techniques to your own work...
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President Humala meets Princess Astrid of Belgium

President Humala meets Princess Astrid of Belgium | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid, representative of King Philip of Belgium, today will meet with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala as part of her official visit to the Republic of Peru.
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The Capitalist Cure for Terrorism

The Capitalist Cure for Terrorism | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
The Saturday Essay: Military might alone won’t defeat Islamic State and its ilk, writes economist Hernando de Soto. The U.S. needs to promote economic empowerment and entrepreneurship to give the Arab world another path, he says.
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New Book "A de Activista" Teaches Activism Along With the Spanish ABCs | Bitch Media

New Book "A de Activista" Teaches Activism Along With the Spanish ABCs | Bitch Media | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
A kids' book socially conscious parents will love.
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Led Zeppelin Lose First Round Of Stairway To Heaven Legal Battle With Spirit

Led Zeppelin Lose First Round Of Stairway To Heaven Legal Battle With Spirit | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
The opening legal maneuver in the lawsuit against Led Zeppelin over the song Stairway to Heaven has gone against the band. The lawsuit, which was filed by the family of the late Randy California (Randy Craig Wolfe) of Spirit, claims that Zeppelin used a significant part of the Spirit song Taurus in their composition Stairway
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The Internet Sleeps at Night. Really. | WIRED

The Internet Sleeps at Night. Really. | WIRED | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
Here in the United States, we spend most of our time in an always-on world—a place where internet connections are as constant and reliable as the lights or running water. But this sort of always-on internet is very much a first-world luxury, and it appears to be confined to countries that were early users of…
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Ex-Peruvian Prosecutor Named New Head Of Transparency International

Ex-Peruvian Prosecutor Named New Head Of Transparency International | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
By Maria CaspaniNEW YORK (Thomson Reuters...
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THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON REPUTATION MANAGEMENT – A MEDIA PERSPECTIVE

THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON REPUTATION MANAGEMENT – A MEDIA PERSPECTIVE | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it

THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON REPUTATION MANAGEMENT – A MEDIA PERSPECTIVE

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Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru: Better Together

Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru: Better Together | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
The presidents of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru describe how they've benefited from working together in the Pacific Alliance.
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Opening an Internet time capsule—Internet in a Box for Win95

Opening an Internet time capsule—Internet in a Box for Win95 | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
Risking toxins and madness, we unbox and install a 20-year old Internet suite.
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Want to feel better about Ebola? This (massive) chart should do the trick.

Want to feel better about Ebola? This (massive) chart should do the trick. | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
Can you find the three infected people out of 310 million? (No.)
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First Monday October 2014-Napster, 15 years on: Rethinking digital music distribution

First Monday is one of the first openly accessible, peer–reviewed journals on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet.
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EYVoice: Realizing The Potential Of Latin American Women Entrepreneurs

EYVoice: Realizing The Potential Of Latin American Women Entrepreneurs | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) represent 42% of the economically active population and 15% of the region’s high-growth entrepreneurs, according to our recent report, “WEGrow: Unlocking the Growth Potential of Women Entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean.” When we look at why they started their businesses, 71% said they did so based on market opportunity.
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Fears Europe will be left behind in digital age

Fears Europe will be left behind in digital age | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
The outgoing EU Digital Commissioner has expressed concern that Europe is missing large opportunities in the digital economy and will continue to stagnate as a result.
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When Women Stopped Coding

When Women Stopped Coding | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.
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28 Percent Of Americans Admit To Being Internet Trolls

28 Percent Of Americans Admit To Being Internet Trolls | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
Americans are just as mean on the Internet as you thought they were.

Twenty-eight percent of Americans admit to participating in "malicious online activity directed at somebody they didn’t know," according to an online survey of 1...
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Cover Your Face, Then Pay a Fine and Miss the Show

Cover Your Face, Then Pay a Fine and Miss the Show | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
Front-row tickets to a Saturday night show at the Opéra Bastille in Paris are already pricey -- upwards of 230 euros a seat. And they get a lot more expensive if outwardly expressing your religion means you're not only asked to leave during the second act, but are also fined an additional 150 euros for breaking the law.
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Fairfax case shows dangers of Facebook journalism: social media users beware

Fairfax case shows dangers of Facebook journalism: social media users beware | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
Australians' love of social media, which includes 11.3 million Facebook users, has been a haven for social networking companies, advertisers, and increasingly journalists. But Fairfax’s recent publication…
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What's in store for YOUR digital future?

What's in store for YOUR digital future? | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
300,000+ contributors, 2 years of collaboration, 3 key recommendations. Check out Our Digital Future: a crowdsourced report on sharing and collaborating in the 21st century.
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What Is #GamerGate and Why Are Women Being Threatened About Video Games?

What Is #GamerGate and Why Are Women Being Threatened About Video Games? | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
What is #GamerGate?
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Peru Has 4th Most Billionaires in Latin America

Peru Has 4th Most Billionaires in Latin America | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
While maintaining high economic inequality, Peru ranks as the fourth country with the most billionaires in Latin America.
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Colombian and Mexican journalists win Gabriel García Márquez excellence award

Colombian and Mexican journalists win Gabriel García Márquez excellence award | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
Colombian journalist Javier Dario Restrepo and Mexican journalist Marcela Turati have been announced as the 2014 winners of the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American J
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The online campaign to replace 'prostitute' with 'sex worker'

The online campaign to replace 'prostitute' with 'sex worker' | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
Sex workers and their allies are asking the AP Stylebook to change the term "prostitute" to "sex worker" in its 2015 edition. 
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Prof. Iggy Pop Delivers the BBC’s 2014 John Peel Lecture on “Free Music in a Capitalist Society”

Prof. Iggy Pop Delivers the BBC’s 2014 John Peel Lecture on “Free Music in a Capitalist Society” | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
What Alan Freed did for rock ‘n ‘ roll in the ‘50s, DJ John Peel did for punk and new wave in the 70s and 80s, playing groundbreaking artists like Joy Division on his show and curating essential in-studio performances in his Peel Sessions.
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Survey: Latin America Ranks Last In Respect For Women

Survey: Latin America Ranks Last In Respect For Women | Communication in  the digital era | Scoop.it
A survey of people in 148 countries finds that those in Latin America are least likely to say women who live there are treated with respect and dignity, ranking below the Middle East.
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