Tag: investigative journalism

Fifty Years of Journalism and Data: A Brief History

It started with trying to predict the outcome of a US presidential election. More than six decades later, computer-assisted reporting is at the core of investigative reporting globally. Many practitioners date the beginning of computer-assisted reporting and data journalism to

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On data’s role in investigative reporting: “It’s all about the evidence”

Data Journalism Investigative Reporting Writing and Editing Award-winning data journalist David Donald shares insights on how journalists can use data and numbers to augment their interviewing, writing and reporting.

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Yelp’s Consumer Protection Initiative: ProPublica Partnership Brings Medical Info to Yelp

Yelp exists to empower and protect consumers, and we’re continually focused on how we can enhance our service while enhancing the ability for consumers to make smart transactional decisions along the way. A few years ago, we partnered with local

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Reflections on Liberating Corporate Data through #FlashHacks

So far this year, I’ve had the privilege of attending many #FlashHacks events, data liberation hackathons run by OpenCorporates, which runs the world’s largest

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Detail Data project to help charities create value by using Open Data

The Detail Data project aims to help charities develop their ability to use Open Data to effectively create and enhance social, economic and environmental value. As part of the project, the DetailData Portal, a publicly accessible data catalogue (built on DKAN) for Open Data from a

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Data Journalism Awards – the winners

The Data Journalism Awards 2015 culminated in the announcement of the winners this evening at the Data Journalism Awards Ceremony at CosmoCaixa Barcelona. The Jury, presided over by Paul Steiger, selected 14 winners (see below) from among 78 finalists. More

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