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Data Driven Journalism

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Last night at the Bay Area UseR Group meeting, Peter Aldhous, San Francisco Bureau Chief of New Scientist Magazine, gave an inspiring presentation about Data Driven Journalism.
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Putting it on a map – Google, BatchGeo and Fusion Tables | clairemiller.net

Putting it on a map – Google, BatchGeo and Fusion Tables | clairemiller.net | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it

Some really nice ideas in here, simply explained and very effective.

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ScraperWiki and Open Knowledge Foundation win grants to help data journalism

ScraperWiki and Open Knowledge Foundation win grants to help data journalism | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it
Charles Arthur: Awards from Knight Foundation should mean big advances in availability of tools to build new systems and query government and other public data...
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Data journalism at the Guardian: what is it and how do we do it?

Data journalism at the Guardian: what is it and how do we do it? | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it
Simon Rogers: Our 10 point guide to data journalism and how it's changing...
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Displaying Missouri sex offender/child day care facility proximity map using batchgeo.com

Displaying Missouri sex offender/child day care facility proximity map using batchgeo.com | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it

This is the last of four articles about analyzing distances between sex offenders and church child daycare centers in Missouri as part of a joint project with KSHB NBC Action News in Kansas City.

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INFOGRAPHIC: UK riots – Gauging the Columnists Blame Game | Online Journalism Blog

INFOGRAPHIC: UK riots – Gauging the Columnists Blame Game | Online Journalism Blog | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it
Here's a quick experiment in data visualisation to provide an instant insight into a story on how the blame game is being played by columnists.
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Strata Week: Twitter's coming Storm, data and maps from the London riots - O'Reilly Radar

Strata Week: Twitter's coming Storm, data and maps from the London riots - O'Reilly Radar | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it
This week's data news includes Twitter's plans to open-source its Hadoop-like data processing tool and some of the various mapping and real-time data efforts tracking the London riots.
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Tableau Public | Tableau Software

Tableau Public | Tableau Software | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it

Tableau Public is a free service that you can download to create and publish interactive data visualizations to the web. You don’t need to be a programmer or hire one – no language to learn, no Flash, no plug-ins and no API.

 

If you have a PC, I've not found a Mac equivalent yet.

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Refine, reuse and request data | ScraperWiki

Refine, reuse and request data | ScraperWiki | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it
Scrape and link data using Ruby, Python and PHP scripts that run maintenance-free in the cloud. Request data for scoops and better decisions.

One for the more advanced as you need to be able to script, but a brilliant tool and one worth starting to look at.
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Google Fusion Heat Maps | clairemiller.net

Google Fusion Heat Maps | clairemiller.net | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it
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A simple and effective dive in to creating a heat map using UK location data and Google Fusion Tables

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MediaShift Idea Lab . PANDA Survey Shows Newsrooms Swimming in Data | PBS

MediaShift Idea Lab . PANDA Survey Shows Newsrooms Swimming in Data | PBS | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it

Most of the newsrooms surveyed indicated they are technically savvy, with 74 percent reporting they are likely to support running applications in-house. A slightly smaller group, 57 percent, are DocumentCloud users, a factor that we look at as an indicator of organizations that would be willing to adopt new newsroom tools.

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The growth of social media (infographic) | TechJournal South

The growth of social media (infographic)...

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The impact of “data mining” on data journalism – interview [VIDEO] - Data Journalism Blog | Data Journalism Blog

The impact of “data mining” on data journalism – interview [VIDEO] - Data Journalism Blog | Data Journalism Blog | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it

Interview with @datamineruk - aka Cardiff University almunus Nicola Hughes about the work of Scraperwiki

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Data Driven Journalism

Data Driven Journalism | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it
Last night at the Bay Area UseR Group meeting, Peter Aldhous, San Francisco Bureau Chief of New Scientist Magazine, gave an inspiring presentation about Data Driven Journalism.
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Infovis vs. statgraphics: A clear example of their different goals « Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

Infovis vs. statgraphics: A clear example of their different goals « Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it

Another interesting post looking at invovis versus statgrpahics - 

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UK riots: the list of magistrate cases and convictions so far

UK riots: the list of magistrate cases and convictions so far | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it

Who is ending up in the magistrates courts accused of riot-related offences?

 

As always - interesting analysis of the court cases coming through as a result of the UK riots.

 

Datablog is a great example of not just analysing an issue but open-sourcing your data.

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Infovis vs. Statistical Graphs?

Infovis vs. Statistical Graphs? | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it

Two statements from a controversy on data visualisation: statisticians vs. visualisation specialists,  statistical graphics vs. Information visualization (a.k.a infovis).  A controversy? Not really

(MT @blogstats: Infovis vs.

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Tool of the Day: Google Refine - 10,000 Words

Tool of the Day: Google Refine - 10,000 Words | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it

When it comes to working with and presenting data, Google reigns supreme. We’ve covered Google’s Chart Wizard, Google’s Public Data Explorer, and even ways to run a news website using Google Docs (with WordPress). Another of Google’s powerful data tools, Google Refine, lets users work with “messy” data sets and transform them into something amazing. 

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ifttt

ifttt | Data journalism tools | Scoop.it
put the internet to work for you....

Literally if this then that - simple way to connect services to each other and automate outputs
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