Data Driven Journalism

When data become news

Amr Eleraqi

Media Loves Tech Conference, Tunisia - 2018

Executive Editor of InfoTimes

@aeleraqi

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  • Not about being a coder

Data Journalism is [...]

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Data Journalism is [...]

Our role as journalists is finding stories and telling them.

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Data Journalism is [...]

from CAR computer assisted report to DDJ data driven journalism

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Data Journalism is [...]

Journalists always worked with some data.

1.7 GB

Wikileaks

Cablegate

2010

3.3 GB

Swiss Leaks

2015

4.4 GB

Luxembourg

leaks

2014

38 GB

Bahamas

leaks

2016

260 GB

Offshore

leaks

2013

1.4 TB

Paradise

Papers

2017

2.6 TB

Panama

Papers

2016

Source: ICIJ

  • Not about being a coder

Data Journalism is [...]

It is about telling stories

Data

Context

Storytelling

Technology

  • Not about being a coder

Data Journalism is [...]

Data

Context

Storytelling

Technology

Data as a source

  • Not about being a coder

Data Journalism is [...]

Data

Storytelling

Technology

Context

Data itself are ugly, useless, not attractive

  • Not about being a coder

Data Journalism is [...]

Data

Storytelling

Technology

Context

We tell the story numbers can’t

  • Not about being a coder

Data Journalism is [...]

Data

Storytelling

Technology

Context

There's a lot of tools for non-programmers

  1. From messy to spreadsheets
  2. From spreadsheets to headlines

Data Journalism Pipeline

 

  1. From messy to spreadsheets
  2. From spreadsheets to headlines

Data Journalism Pipeline

 

Find

Get

Verify

Organize

Clean

Analyze

Visualize

Publish

Write

Measure

The State of Data Journalism in MENA

http://bit.ly/2D2Gqiz

Data journalism in action

www.infotimes.org

Thanks!

@aeleraqi

Data Driven Journalism

By Amr Eleraqi

Data Driven Journalism

When data become news

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