[ddj] Potential interview partners, content ideas for DataDrivenJournalism.net

Mirko Lorenz mirko.lorenz at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 15:51:45 UTC 2012

Hey Hanna,

my suggestion: Do an interview with Sharon Machlis. She has covered a diversity of viz tools for Computerworld (US) and in a recent mail exchange said, that her interest is to tell not only media people what is now possible. Example: A tutorial for Google Fusion tables - http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/68971/How-to-make-a-map-in-Google-Fusion-Tables

The thorny thing with all the tools is that beginners in this wide field currently have to spent considerable time to find the tools that suit them. So, in short, Sharon might have a good view how anyone could approach this wide field, what are quality indicators for certain tools and - potentially very important - could differentiate between beginner, advanced and experts level tools. Plus, she could add how the trend to data-journalism might be reframed in other domains.

My guess is that Sharon is on this list, so creating a contact might be easy.

Same kind of interview could be done with the guys from datavisualization.ch, who are curating the great selection for common tools. Which is best? Which is good for what purpose? 


Spreading that kind of knowledge could be helpful at this moment, at least that is my guess. 
I am posting this suggestion here, so maybe others chime in an point to other potential contet topics. 


Am 26.11.2012 um 15:03 schrieb Hanna McLean <mclean at ejc.net>:

> Hey guys,
> I hope you all had a great weekend. Be sure to check out our latest article that asks: 
> What are the lessons learned from the experiences of the 3.11 Japan earthquake? What were the roles of mainstream media and crowdsourcing in information sharing when this large-scale triple disaster hit the country?
> To find out, read the article here. 
> Also, I wanted to mention that if you have a suggestion for a tool that you would like to see reviewed, a specific article topic, a tutorial that might be useful, or if there is someone that you would like to see interviewed on DataDrivenJournalism.net let us know and we will try to make it happen.
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