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<ul><li>1.Hacks and hackers in the classroom Megan Knight University of Central Lancashire maknight@uclan.ac.uk @meganknight http://www.meganknight.org </li></ul> <p>2. The problem Data journalism is increasingly important in the newsroom Journalists and journalism students are often unfamiliar with data and tools Data analysis is not easy to learn quickly Frustration, fear of failure Mathphobia 3. Hacks and Hackers A model in which journalists (hacks) and computer and data experts work together on projects over the course of a day or a weekend Developed as a way to transfer skills and collaborate Aimed at professional journalists Succesful at the time, but little evidence of long-term engagement with data journalism 4. The cases DJCamp Three events since 2010 Professional journalists, varying numbers of hackers Manchester, Preston and Istanbul Two HotPot student projects 5. s 6. Conclusions Start with the story, then find the data Cleaning takes at least five times as long as anticipated The more data-experienced the journalist, the more hackers you can have in the room Research the possible data sets and sources, but don't deliver them at once Final storytelling presentations are essential Follow-up? 7. Questions? Megan Knight University of Central Lancashire maknight@uclan.ac.uk @meganknight http://www.meganknight.org 8. Questions? Megan Knight University of Central Lancashire maknight@uclan.ac.uk @meganknight http://www.meganknight.org </p>