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Why journalists need to get behind the #opendata movement

Why journalists need to get behind the #opendata movement | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Many journalists aren’t paying attention to how governments are opening up data. Part of that is cultural. Governments do keep secrets. As the amount of information grows, so do the secrets. Good journalists, operating ethically, try to reveal the secrets that should be public. We often find ourselves, with the help of organizations like the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the National Freedom of Information Coalition, suing the government to force it to obey its own open records laws. In addition, news organizations and state freedom of information groups tenaciously demand better open government laws.
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As digital disruption comes to Africa, investing in data journalism takes on new importance - O'Reilly Radar

As digital disruption comes to Africa, investing in data journalism takes on new importance - O'Reilly Radar | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
This interview is part of our ongoing look at the people, tools and techniques driving data journalism. I first met Justin Arenstein (@justinarenstein) in Chişinău, Moldova, where the media...
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