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The state of our union is … dumber: how linguistic standards have declined in the president's address | #ddj

The state of our union is … dumber: how linguistic standards have declined in the president's address | #ddj | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Using the Flesch-Kincaid readability test the Guardian has tracked the reading level of every State of the Union
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Developing Data Journalists in the Developing World | #opendata #DDJ

Developing Data Journalists in the Developing World | #opendata #DDJ | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Source - Journalism Code, Context & Community
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Developing Data, Skills & Community

 

To grow our data community we needed both an online incubator for data access and offline incubator for training and community building. Our flagship site, the Data Dredger, is a resource for Kenyan journalists to download, embed, and publish visualizations of Kenyan data. Our first task was to accumulate enough data for journalists to tell stories relevant to their audiences. Many exercises in the training work relied on World Bank or UN data for country-level analysis, but this data is hardly compelling for your average Kenyan media consumer, who is more concerned with his or her family or community than with global trends; they want to know how many mothers die prematurely in their community as compared to one county—not one country—over. Journalists can access Kenya-specific visualizations on our site. We produced Politics of Health ahead of the 2013 Kenyan presidential elections to fact-check candidates’ campaign promises, and visualized areas of malarial risk, maternal mortality, and anti-retroviral shortages. The Data Dredger was the only finalist from Africa in the 2013 Data Journalism Awards.

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Mlik Sahib's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:05 PM

"Data availability, data and digital literacy, and the media environment largely dictate the direction data projects can take in any given place. Over the next few months we will be launching data journalism projects focused on:

the environment and food safety in China, where we will rely on an online discussion forum to provide support between weekend training sessions;a combination of a boot camp and mentored reporting projects for election reporting in Afghanistan; andpartnerships between journalists and NGOs for human rights reporting in Nicaragua.

All these projects are focused on cultivating data communities that will prepare journalists to thrive, working within their local context with the resources they have available. It’s not within our reach to foster an entire new generation of journo-coders: what we can do is pool available talent from different sectors to coalesce into a data community. Working together with other local incubators, we hope to eventually offer fellowships in other countries to help journalists—like our fellows in Kenya—become analytical thinkers with a news-nose for data stories and a willingness to work with the nascent data community to get the story out, both in and outside the newsroom."

Catherine Pascal's curator insight, March 16, 2014 9:06 AM

 Essentiel ;-)  Merci de la transmission P. Levy ;-) 

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#Opendata: de la marge à la norme » | #DigitalJournalism #ddj

#Opendata: de la marge à la norme » | #DigitalJournalism #ddj | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

En politique, la mode était à la transparence et à l’ouverture à la fin des années 2000. Nous devons maintenant faire en sorte que l’ouverture des données devienne la norme plutôt qu’une passade. | owni.fr, Digital Journalism : Société, pouvoirs et cultures numériques


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#Violence and guns in best-selling #videogames | #dataviz #opendata

#Violence and guns in best-selling #videogames | #dataviz #opendata | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Research into connections between gun violence and video games to violence in real life has been inconclusive. As the hype for the latest in the Grand Theft Auto series builds up, a Guardian analysis of the top 50 video games sold in 2012 found more than half contain violent content labels, as assigned by an independent video game rating board (ESRB). Overall, one-third have weapons that depict real-life firearms
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The Data Journalism Handbook | #ddj #opendata

The Data Journalism Handbook | #ddj #opendata | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Using data to improve the news....

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