In the past 2 years we have seen an explosion in the availability of freely reusable, machine readable data from public bodies and increasingly easy to use tools and services to analyse, represent and deliver this data. How is this data having an impact on journalism? How can journalists use data to create better reportage? What are the limits of public data sources? A panel of leading journalists and researchers present their work and tell us what they think is next for data journalism.
The session will include presentations and discussions from the following people, moderated by Christophe Dowe from the Zeit Online:
- Simon Rogers, Guardian Datablog (UK)
- Stefan Candea, Centre for Investigative Journalism (Romania) + Nieman Fellow (US)
- Caelainn Barr, Bureau of Investigative Journalism (UK)
- Federica Cocco, OWNI (France)
- Liliana Bounegru, European Journalism Centre (Netherlands)
- Paul Bradshaw, Help Me Investigate (UK)
- Mirko Lorenz, Deutsche Welle (Germany)
If you’re interested in open data and data driven journalism, you can sign up to the joint EJC/OKF data-driven-journalism mailing list.
Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.