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  • DATA JOURNALISM

    Dr. Bahareh Heravi Bahareh.Heravi@insight-centre.org

    Week 1Introduction

  • Who am I?

    Research Group Leader & Research Fellow Insight News Lab Insight Centre for Data AnalyBcs, NUIG Adjunct Lecturer & Programme Board Member of Journalism Studies NaBonal University of Ireland, Galway Former Lead Data ScienBst at The Irish Times Founder of Irish Times Data Founder of Hacks/Hackers Dublin

  • Outline of today

    What is Data Journalism? Why is it important? Some examples Data Journalism Process What we will learn Assessment

  • What is Data Journalism?

  • Telling stories with data data as a

    source

  • DATA

  • data

    information

    wisdom

    knowledge

    DISCRETE ELEMENTS: FACTS, SYMBOLS, SIGNALS of no use unBl in a usable format

    UNDERSTANDING RELATIONS who, what, when, where

    UNDERSTANDING PATTERNS how

    UNDERSTANDING PRINCIPALS why

    G Bellinger, D Castro, A Mills, Data, informaBon, knowledge, and wisdom, 2004

  • DATA is o3en ugly

  • Role of Data Journalists:

    Beautification

    Ugly data -> beauBful informaBon & knowledge

    & Storytelling

  • Data Journalism as it is known now is just over 5 years old. BUT It has its roots in Computer Assisted reporBng (CAR), which goes back to 1960s.

  • Data Journalism is the future.

    Sir Tim Berners-Lee Founder of the World Wide Web

  • Data Journalism is the future.

    Journalists need to be data-savvy. It used to be that you

    would get stories by chadng to people in bars, and it sBll

    might be that youll do it that way some Bmes. But now its

    also going to be about poring over data and equipping

    yourself with the tools to analyze it and picking out whats

    interesBng. And keeping it in perspecBve, helping people out

    by really seeing where it all fits together, and whats going on

    in the country, and in the world.

    Sir Tim Berners-Lee Data Journalism Handbook

  • Data Journalism Process?

  • The inverted pyramid of data journalism

    By Paul Bradshaw

  • The inverted pyramid of data journalism

    By Paul Bradshaw

  • Examples of Data Journalism projects in newsrooms

  • Asylum rates in Europe

  • Is your name going out of fashion?

  • More road deaths in counBes with low penalty points

  • Source: Guardian Data

  • Guardian Data

  • SOME TOOLS

  • Fusion Tables

  • Anybody can do it!

  • How?

    We will learn during this semester....

  • hip://www.globaleditorsnetwork.org/programmes/data-journalism-awards/

  • hip://community.globaleditorsnetwork.org/projects_by_event/890

  • Data Journalist

  • QuesFons?

    @Bahareh360 Bahareh.Heravi@insight-centre.org