ENTRIES TAGGED "government 2.0"

Data journalism research at Columbia aims to close data science skills gap

Emily Bell is entrusted with teaching the data journalists of the next century at Columbia University.

In this interview, the director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University talks about the challenges and opportunities that face those who would practice data journalism in the 21st century. In particular, Emily Bell discusses the skills and mindset that are needed, including how a $2 million research grant will help support developing them.

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There’s a map for that

There’s a map for that

Can redistricting be opened to the public through open source and the web?

DistrictBuilder is a web-based redistricting tool that lets citizens draw their own maps, publish them online and submit them to redistricting authorities.

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How a Health 2.0 code-a-thon works

Report of a day spent with people developing a health-care related app in eight hours.

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Challenges aired at Health Data Initiative Forum

A major bash by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Institute of Medicine–together with the NIH, EPA, and others–drew hundreds of people yesterday in Washington, DC to discuss the use of government data in health care. Some of the interesting apps on display, and a look toward next steps.

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Google Public Data Explorer goes public

Google Public Data Explorer goes public

A new tool from Google makes it easier for anyone to visualize data.

Making data visualizations just got a bit easier as Google has added Public Data Explorer to its suite of free data tools.

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The growing importance of data journalism

Parsing the progress of open government data requires new tools and reliable information sources.

Data journalists now have huge volumes of accessible government data, but a recent panel discussion reveals that cultural roadblocks and "dirty" data still need to be addressed.

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Update on WEAVE government data visualization software

Update on WEAVE government data visualization software

User-friendly visualization tools are coming early next year.

WEAVE is a visualization tool for public data, to be released in March 2011. In this post, Andy Oram compares WEAVE to other efforts and summarizes some of its upcoming features.

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