[ddj] Defining datajournalism
n.kayserbril at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 13:50:11 UTC 2011
- Creation of entry
- Complete overhaul and change of meaning of Database
- Creation of Structured
which redirects to Database journalism
- Re-creation of the page
which, in my opinion should be merged with data-driven journalism
- Proposal of a merger of Computational
- I've also tried to clarify and wikify the Data driven
but that'll take time.
All contribution/feedback/edit war welcome!
Datajournalist since 2007
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On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 12:12 PM, Nicolas Kayser-Bril <n.kayserbril at gmail.com
> Mirko, Tom,
> Many thanks for your feedback! It concurs to the idea of datajournalism as
> a byword for 'new stuff in information management', starting from data
> collection and how to envision a story to interactive apps.
> I'll include your points in the Wikipedia entry!
> Datajournalist since 2007
> nkb.fr <http://nkb.fr?m>
> +336 50 57 53 80
> On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 11:29 AM, Tom Kronenburg <tom.kronenburg at zenc.nl>wrote:
>> Dear Nicholas,
>> I will publish a report on open data and datajournalism on the
>> In it, I recognize 4 types of activities that i consider datajournalism.
>> (naturally, with any definition you draw lines that are a bit arbitrary)
>> " There are four basic types of data journalistic activities. All four
>> types can use PSI, and we will provide examples of how journalists used Open
>> Data to write their stories. Data journalists use (open) data
>> To discover newsworthy facts or stories [from data]
>> To discover trends hidden in [large] datasets
>> To compile datasets for further dissemination to the public.
>> To create data visualisations."
>> 1: is what you might consider CAR (even though i understand that CAR is as
>> much an umbrella-word as data-journalism).
>> 2: is different from 1, because the timing is different. I'd say the first
>> category is about a single event, while 2 is about trends.
>> 3: is what you call "Database Journalism" or structured journalism.
>> 4: I have swept together all visualization/interaction stuff in one
>> category: "Infographics, dataviz, interactive viz (for me the same as
>> dataviz, although with different tools) - same goes for serious games".
>> So, basically, i think we agree on the main points that are in there.
>> I don't really know whether or not distinguishing category's 1 and 2 is
>> important, but for me it feels like they are very different types of
>> activities. The first is 'searching' through datasets, combining single
>> lines, whereas trend discovery is much more about statistics, massive
>> computation and such.
>> When the report is published, i'll let you know.
>> Kind regards, Tom
>> *Tom Kronenburg
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>> 2514 JM Den Haag
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>> tom.kronenburg at zenc.nl
>> Op 6 okt 2011, om 10:30 heeft Nicolas Kayser-Bril het volgende geschreven:
>> Datajournalism has been widely used to unite several concepts and link
>> them to journalism. Among these are:
>> - *Computer assisted reporting* and *data-driven journalism*, where
>> journalists make use of large databases to produce stories,
>> - *Infographics*,
>> - *Data visualization*,
>> - *Interactive visualization*,
>> - *Serious games*, in the sense that they take interaction a step
>> further, and
>> - *Database journalism* or structured journalism, an information
>> management system where pieces of information are organized in a database
>> (as opposed to a traditional story-centric organizational structure).
>> I also plan to rework several entries, notably:
>> data-driven-journalism mailing list
>> data-driven-journalism at lists.okfn.org
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