[ddj] Harvard study on the potential of open data and data journalism in a democracy

Liliana Bounegru bounegru at ejc.net
Mon Jan 23 16:46:42 UTC 2012

Dear all,

I thought you might be interested in this Harvard study on the potential of
open data in a democracy, which discusses data journalism as one valuable
area of application.

*In the information economy, data is power and we face a choice between
democratizing it and holding on to it for an asymmetrical advantage.*

*Channeling the power of this open data and the network effect can help:*

   1. *Fight government corruption, improve accountability and enhance
   government services*
   2. *Change the default setting of government to open, transparent and
   3. *Create new models of journalism to separate signal from noise to
   provide meaningful insights*
   4. *Launch multi-billion dollar businesses based on public sector data*

You can read the full paper here:


All the best,


Liliana Bounegru | Project Co-ordinator SYNC3 / Project Manager DDJ |
European Journalism Centre
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