Prior to the Data Journalism Awards ceremony I interviewed some of the DJA nominees. Looking back I noticed most interviewees mentioned the same keys to succes. I’d like to share the three lessons they’ve taught me: Data journalism is just journalism Don’t let the ‘data’ in data journalism scare you: ultimately both data journalists and […]
Congrats to all winners! Just added winning an award with one of my data journalism productions to be to my bucket list. :) Oh, and though I’m not sure it’s true, I guess the that the media companies the jury members work for weren’t allowed to join the competition. ‘Cause the New York Times made […]
For ‘Riot rumours: how misinformation spread on Twitter during a time of crisis’ The Guardian teamed up with the Manchester eResearch Centre; and got nominated for a Data Journalism Award. An interview with professor Rob Procter.
The California Watch is nominated got onto the Data Journalism Awards Shortlist with their serie Decoding PRIME. An interview with CW journalist Christina Jewett: ‘For Decoding Prime we looked at how one California hospital relied on aggressive Medicare billing to turn around the finances of struggling hospitals.’
The Conservation got on the Data Journalism Awards Shortlist with their article ‘Did Twitter censor Occupy Wall Street?’. An interview with Conversation journalist Jonathan Albright
With the data-application The 149 members of the 17th Berlin Parliament the Berliner Morgenpost got itself a nomination for a Data Journalism Award. An interview with Morgenpost journalist Julius Troger: ‘The application allows to discover the data in a dynamic and playful manner.’
With Our Future Selves News21 is nominated for an Data Journalism Award. An interview with News21 journalist Michael Keller: ‘We developed a frame — Our Future Selves — and wrote a four part interactive that uses data to walk people through the next forty years of their lives — across population changes, health concerns and finances.’
The Chicago Tribune is nominated for a Data Journalism Award with their ‘2011 Illinois school report cards’. An interview with Tribune journalist Brian Boyer: ‘We made the best resource for parents in Illinois to learn about the performance of the schools their children attend.’
TRAC FM provides radio stations in Africa with software and support to involve their listeners in reporting on failing government services through SMS. ‘Working in Uganda adds many challenges to the production process’, an interview with Wouter Dijkstra.
Who cracks six figures – or more – among Ontario’s civil servants? got The Globe and Mail on the Data Journalism Award Shortlist. An interview with Stuart Thompson:’Data journalism naturally dovetailed with my other interests in multimedia journalism and programming, but I’ve really committed myself to it over the last year.’