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A presentation for the Developing Caribbean conference.


<ul><li> 1. Open Data</li></ul> <p> 2. 2013: a networked public sphere 3. Natural disasters 4. #Sidibouzid 5. #Jan25 6. How did we get here? 7. In the 1990s, government and civilsociety spread the Internet globally 8. In the 2000s, mobile phones and socialnetworking connected us ever more 9. Open Journalism 10. Thestream 11. In the 2010s, big data will changeeverything again. Image Credit: Real Time Rome from 12. An expanding number of data sources 13. Commercial and industry data 14. Social data and crisis data 15. Open government data platforms 16. Open data allows citizens to be generative in new ways 17. 230 apps now use or are based onopen health data 18. What about journalism? 19. We used to call it CAR-DeBarros Bob Woodward, via Cliff1066 20. Data-driven journalism is the future Source: Tim Berners-Lee in the Guardian 21. Is data journalism justcomputer assisted reporting(CAR)? Spreadsheets Databases Text and code editors Statistics 22. Trendy but not new-Simon Rogers, Guardian 23. Show, dont tellA Sankey diagram 24. Whats changed? Online spreadsheets and data tools Data visualization tools Open source frameworks Code sharing Agile development Cloud storage and processing (EC2 &amp;Heroku) The amount of data 25. Newspapers are either goingto start doing what we do, ortheyre going to be bypassedand out of date.-Elliot JaspinThat was 1986, in Time. 26. More than 36 interactive databases publishedData sets account for 75% of overall traffic [Source: CJR] 27. Global leaders 28. ProPublica 29. A tangled web 30. Dollars for Docs 31. New York Times 32. Make small things faster, make big things possible.-Derek Willis, cost a few hundred dollars. Hosted on Amazon EC2. 33. The Guardian 34. Guardian Datablog 35. Chicago Tribune Flame retardants 36. Center for Public Integrity 37. International Consortium ofInvestigative JournalistsOffshoring $80 journalists40 countries260 gigabytes2.5 million files 38. Reuters: Connected China 39. La Nacion 40. Storytelling still matters.We use these tools to find and tell stories. We use them like we use a telephone. The story is still the thing. - Anthony DeBarros USA Today Source: Data Journalism and the Big Picture 41. Los Angeles Times 42. SOPA Opera 43. Best practices? 44. Understand the context for the data 45. Show your data 46. Show your work 47. Share your code 48. Plan for reuse 49. Build on open standards 50. Citizen-centric 51. Keeping citizens safeTraffic on the NYC Health Departmentsrestaurant inspection site has gone from10,000 hits per month to 124,000- New York Times 52. Make data find the people. 53. Helps citizens who need it most 54. Privacychallenges 55. Security challenges Protect your sources? Protect your data! 56. Bridge thedata divideDigital signage on the cheap 57. FOIA &amp;Press Freedom 58. Fauxpen DataIn an age of openwashingWe need to:Evaluate licenses.Peruse the Terms of Service.Review the governance.Look at community.Check the format. 59. Wired Italy 60. Emerging trends 61. Political tensions over open data Gun map graphic 62. Robo-journalism? 63. Data journalists, meet civic hackersSource: BuzzData 64. Now its Hacks and HackersPhoto by Dennis Crowley, from Hack to Hacker: Rise of the Journalist-Programmer 65. Homicide Watch 66. Citizens as Sensors: Andhra Pradesh 67. Citizensourcing 68. Makers and open source hardware 69. Safecast open source Geiger counter 70. Networked accountability 71. Sensor Journalism 72. If Stage 1 of data journalism was find and scrape data, thenStage 2 was ask government agencies torelease data in easy to use formats.Stage 3 is going to be make your own data,and those sources of data are going to beautomated and updated in real-time.-JavaunMoradi, NPR 73. Data creation 74. Data journalism with a purpose 75. Co-create a stronger union 76. Government of thepeople, for thepeople, by the people, with the people. </p>