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Understanding the power of data mining in producing high-quality journalism
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From Anecdotes to Evidence: A Preview Of A New Data Journalism MOOC - moocnewsandreviews.com

From Anecdotes to Evidence: A Preview Of A New Data Journalism MOOC - moocnewsandreviews.com | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
The upcoming data journalism MOOC is sponsored by the European Journalism Centre, and consists of five modules taught by different data journalism, instructors. Along with the module mentioned before, the topics will cover concepts, analysis and graphical presentations, and will be taught through a combination of video presentations and assignments.
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The Guardian - All of our data journalism in one spreadsheet

The Guardian - All of our data journalism in one spreadsheet | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
All the data we have reported including all spreadsheets, authors, number of comments and retweets...
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Dice - A Random Algorithm Library for Data Mining

Dice - A Random Algorithm Library for Data Mining | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
Not tried this, but found a link to it in an article.

"Supports Random Decision Tree, a fast and general algorithm for classification, ranking, regression and multiple-label classifications. The source code is in JAVA."
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Infographics: Anticipation Builds For New Visualization Tool & Community

Infographics: Anticipation Builds For New Visualization Tool & Community | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
People love data visualization; when done well it communicates new knowledge about otherwise inaccessible information in new and pleasing ways. Good visualizations can be efficient and effective; bad visualizations can be seductive and deceptive.
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Data Visualization: Journalism's Voyage West

Data Visualization: Journalism's Voyage West | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
The growth of newspapers in America over 300 years. Amazing info added to Data Mining For Journalists
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Scraping data for journalism explained

A team of hacks and hackers discuss their data journalism project at the Scraperwiki Hacks and Hackers Day at BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow.
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Journalistic Data Mining

This report contains a must-watch video for any journalist struggling to appreciate the value of data mining.

Jonathan Stray of the Associated Press on investigating thousands (or millions) of documents by visualizing clusters, fantastic talk from the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting. Visualizations built with multidimensional scaling algorithm Glimmer.
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The Data Mining Process

The Data Mining Process | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
This article is written with marketers in mind, but journalists should read it and draw lessons for journalism from it.

From the site "In a recent post on Adobe’s Industry Insights Blog, Brent Dykes explores the differences between Reporting and Analysis and digs deeper into what both processes mean to data-driven marketers."
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Data Mining as an Audit Tool

Data mining is both an art and science. Roughly stated, the purpose is to extract useful information from data. Data mining has been used for many years and in a number of different ways, however it is only recently, with the advent of more powerful computers and more powerful software languages, that the practice has made significant gains in popularity - particularly when it comes to mining large databases.
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The Pros and Cons of Data Mining with Facebook Applications

The Pros and Cons of Data Mining with Facebook Applications | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
Should you share your data with Facebook? See the Pros and Cons of Data Mining with Facebook Applications, Social Plugins and Opengraph.
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Tracking Public Health Trends from Twitter Messages

Tracking Public Health Trends from Twitter Messages | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
Johns Hopkins University
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The impact of “data mining” on data journalism

The impact of “data mining” on data journalism | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
The impact of “data mining” on data journalism – interview [VIDEO]...
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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 Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
Simon Rogers: Our 10 point guide to data journalism and how it's changing...
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Data Journalism

Data Journalism | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
A page on Quora. Close to "computer assisted reporting" - or short car - this is all about using (mostly raw) data in journalism to do reporting.
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Visual.ly launches as the home of data visualisation and infographics

Visual.ly launches as the home of data visualisation and infographics | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
We love infographics here at The Next Web, so we were recently interested to hear about the impending launch of a hub for data visualizations.
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ScraperWiki Data Blog

ScraperWiki Data Blog | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
ScraperWiki is an online tool for screen scraping and data mining. And this is our blog. We tend to write about any interesting datasets that the ScraperWiki community turn up as well as technical bits-and-bobs about how ScraperWiki works.
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ScraperWiki

ScraperWiki | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
A tool for sifting through data to find information. Could be useful to journalists trying to understand data mining and data journalism.
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Data mining ruling that could have impact on journalism

Data mining ruling that could have impact on journalism | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
This is about drug companies, but the implications could impact on journalism.

From the site: "Venturing into a new frontier of First Amendment law, the Supreme Court on Thursday gave constitutional protection to those seeking to use the vast stores of data collected by modern information technology.

The court ruled 6-3 that Vermont could not stop pharmaceutical companies from obtaining data on doctors' prescription-writing practices -- data the companies used to market their more expensive, brand-named drugs to the doctors. Vermont had tried to block this data mining of prescription information to protect the privacy of the doctor-patient relationship and to keep down health-care costs."
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Google data mining tools for journalists

Google data mining tools for journalists | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
Scroll down past the conference stuff for some useful links.
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Social network data mining yields worrying results for traditional media

Social network data mining yields worrying results for traditional media | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
Analysis of social media results is overturning some of the established truths about addressing an online audience, and showing a need for greater co-operation between IT and marketing.

According to data from Accenture's newly released Social Media Engagement Manager software, which measures activity and engagement on sites like Facebook and Twitter, internet users are much less likely to respond to broadcast marketing, than they are to messages delivered via social networking – provided it is done properly.

Read more: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2081080/social-network-mining-yields-worrying-results-traditional-media#ixzz1RUwti8Mm
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Data Mining for Hidden Treasures

Data Mining for Hidden Treasures | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
Like a gold mine, a data mine contains valuable nuggets that need to be extracted from the dross that surrounds it. And techniques for excavating these treasures are constantly evolving.
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Mining Twitter data to track public health trends

Mining Twitter data to track public health trends | Data Mining For Journalists | Scoop.it
Using specially designed software, computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University scanned 2 billion public tweets posted between May 2009 and October 2010 and analyzed the messages for information about a variety of health issues such as cancer, pain, depression, flu cases and allergies.
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