Update: I’ve decided on dates. 6th and 7th of November 2015 in Preston. If you’re interested you can tell me what you’d like to see through a quick survey.  As part of my current research activity into hyperlocal and open data, …

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For the last two days, members of Team Sobanukirwa have been in Gisenyi talking about access to information, open data and data journalism at an event organised by Rwanda’s National Institute of Statistics. The event was a great chance to …

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Openpolis, a political watchdog in Italy, published a “MiniDossier” that uses data journalism to analyze gender equality in Italy. The main focus of the work is on the distribution of leadership roles between men and women. Two different topics of interest …

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In this episode, we talk with Catherine D’Ignazio (Emerson College, MIT Center for Civic Media), Don Blair (Public Laboratory of Science), Abbey Collins (Emerson College), and Amy Schmitz Weiss (San Diego State University) about education in the realm of sensor …

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Our latest conversation in the Sensor Journalism Series was with Yodit Stanton, Rob van Kranenberg and Michael Wayne. We talked the Internet of Things and Smart Cities. Both Yodit and Rob had critical perspectives that prod the Internet of Things …

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The first official panel for the Sensor Journalism Series, with Matt Schroyer, Travis Hartman, Shah Selbe, and Willie Schubert took place on March 8th. There are several more events in the series, all of which can be found at http://sensorjournalism.okcast.org. …

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This first session in the Sensor Journalism Webinar Series discussed the Sensors & Journalism report from Columbia’s Tow Center with Fergus Pitt. You can view the archived video here. The next session is March 8th. You can see the schedule …

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Sensor Journalism Series hosted by the OKCast and Sensor Journalism Lab Some exciting news! There’s going to be a webinar series on sensor journalism starting in March 2015. This is a new experiment for us at the OKCast, using a …

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Does Gentrification Cause a Reduction in Laundromats? Browsing Twitter this evening, a tweet from the illustrious Brian Lehrer caught my eye: Help us check this theory before tomorrow’s show: is gentrification forcing laundromats out of business? https://t.co/bubx9wEu5d — Brian Lehrer Show …

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Simply making data available online isn’t enough – it needs to be created with the end user in mind Mathematician Blaise Pascal famously closed a long letter by apologising that he hadn’t had time to make it shorter. Unfortunately, his …

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