Data-driven journalism: What is there to learn?

On August 24th the one-day conference Data-driven journalism: What is there to learn? will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The roundtable, organized by the European Journalism Centre brings together specialists in fields which intersect with data-driven journalism: data mining, data visualisation and multimedia storytelling to discuss the possibilities of this emerging field, examine and understand the needed tools and workflows, and spread the know-how for data-driven journalism.

“We believe that if more journalists learn to collect, analyse and visualise data, and combine it with credible storytelling, this type of reporting could generate revenues.”

The programme includes speakers from: The New York Times (US), The Financial Times (UK), The Times (UK), The University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), The Open University (UK), The Open Knowledge Foundation (UK), Medienkombinat (Germany) Hacks/Hackers (US), OWNI (France) IBM (France), Ultra Knowledge (UK), KB Consulting (Germany).

The roundtable is chaired by Mirko Lorenz, DDJ Project leader, EJC and Innovation projects, Deutsche Welle. The event will produce an overview of the tools, methods and perspectives for data-driven journalism, which will be published in a guide to help journalists enter this promising field. For more information and to register for the event visit the official website Datadrivenjournalism.net.

I am really looking forward to hear opinions and thoughts from a journalist’s perspective on this topic and the exciting discussions that hopefully will take place.

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