How to bring data into a newsroom
(and not die trying)
Lots of people try and change human nature but it's a real waste of time.
You can't change human nature, but you can change tools, you can change techniques. And that way you can change civilisation.
3 main issues
1. Newspapers are strange places
2. Lack of Data Literacy
3. Did you say 'narrative'?
Can a data team be part of the solution?
#1. A multipiscilinary team
#2. Spread the word
#3. Be usefull to the newsroom
#4. Create databases
#5. Be transparent
#6. Bring exclusive information
#7. Talk about people's lives
#8. Go deeper
#9. Collaborate beyond borders
#10. ...and sell it.
1. Set a 'Data state of mind'
2. Stop hiring only journalists
4. Less Kapuściński,
Data into a newsroom (Feb 2020)