Five Steps to the News Peg Way:
Make a calendar. Identify major news events in the coming months. Is there a data release on a beat your outlet covers that’s going underutilized?
Find a rabbi. Contact the people responsible for publishing the data you’re interested in. Ask them questions. Learn the dataset’s quirks and limitations. Establish a relationship so you will have their ear when new data are released and any pressing questions arise.
Let old data be your guide. Do previous releases of the data you’re targeting for development exist? If so, you might be able to prep the basic outlines of a story or build an entire application using old data and slot in the new records as soon as they are available.
Prepare integrity checks in advance. Write tests in your code that will evaluate that the new data are legitimate. If you’re going to be quickly flipping a large set that has just been published for the first time, you need to check to make sure you loaded it properly and that the source didn’t make errors.
Pre-release the boring stuff. Even if you never alert the public, fully developing and deploying an application in advance lets you finish technical work, like caching, browser bugs and static file hosting. Then you can focus on what matters and frees up your brainpower to respond to any unexpected events that happen when the news peg finally comes.
Good points all.
Software to extract data from PDFs. #journalism #data
because into each life a little PDF must fall more’s the pity
Meet Aminatou Sow, one of Forbes.com’s 30 under 30.
She’s awesome, and TLM is awesome.
dogescript - wow so syntax very doge much future
I love the internet
Good Tow Center paper by Nick Diakopoulos on the power of algorithms and how to find stories reverse engineering them.
also endofjournalism is a very stylish tumblr name IMO
Computational Journalism on a Stick v2.1.0
Source: Hacker News http://ift.tt/1lcdLI3
Everything is better on a stick.
Does this mean there will be a data journalism state fair? I want to see the data pigs and ponies, plz.
There are lots of free tools available to scrape data off the internet. First up is ScraperWiki, with easy to use ‘Search for Tweets’.
The #ddj hashtag is used to share stories, tools, maps and ideas that relate to data journalism. I want to find the best data journalism links of the past…
SHOW ME HOW TO DO THIS INTERNETS I MUST KNOW
Adoption fees for all the animals in shelters in the US
$1.2 Billion dollars to pay all the adoption fees for all the dogs and cats in U.S. shelters.
Alexander Chen has created this amazing live data visualisation using MTA data. He calls the project Conductor.
The app tracks live trains as they leave stations on the NYC subway, applying rules to their paths that allows them to cross. Each time they cross they play chord. Creating an orchestra of audio art.
7 billion world
7 Billion World displays 7 billion people together on a single webpage. Developed by Worldometers - which themselves were originally posted in the good year of 2005 -, the web page itself is generated through some small programming code, yet is claimed to be 1 mile (1.6km) high and 800 feet (250m) wide, which is both horizontally and vertically scrollable.
Facebook Timeline Designer Releases An App For Measuring Your Whole Life | Co.Design | business design (via dadatavis)
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