Journalism in the Age of Data from Geoff McGhee on Vimeo.
Journalists are coping with the rising information flood by borrowing data visualization techniques from computer scientists, researchers and artists. Some newsrooms are already beginning to retool their staffs and systems to prepare for a future in which data becomes a medium. But how do we communicate with data, how can traditional narratives be fused with sophisticated, interactive information displays?
Watch the full version with annotations and links at datajournalism.stanford.edu.
Produced during a 2009-2010 John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University.
2 thoughts on “Journalism in the Age of Data”
There’s some very interesting stuff on this site – its the kind of work we’d like to showcase in the the joint OECD/World Bank/ Statistucs South Africe seminar Innovative Approaches to Turn Statistics into Knowledge”, to be held 8-10 December 2010, Cape Town.
I hope some of you can participate and present your work !
I would have liked to participate and present some experiences in this field. But unfortunately at these dates we are finalising a 2 week course in Stockholm for some 25 students in statistical research for investigative journalism including how to find statistics with social media tools. Hope there will be other opportunities later on! Best regards Alf