ENTRIES TAGGED "NICAR interview"

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Data News Editor

John Keefe learned data journalism from the online community and applied it to public radio.

John Keefe is a senior editor for data news and journalism technology at WNYC public radio, based in New York City, NY. He attracted widespread attention when an online map he built using available data beat the Associated Press with Iowa caucus results earlier this year.

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Profile of the Data Journalist: The Homicide Watch

Chris Amico and Laura Norton Amico's project started as a spreadsheet. Now it's a community news platform.

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference. "It’s not just about the data, and it’s not just about the journalism, but it’s about meeting a community need in an innovative way," said Laura Norton Amico.

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Profile of the Data Journalist: The Storyteller and The Teacher

Sarah Cohen and Anthony DeBarros teach and show how to use data in the service of storytelling.

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference. "News apps — when done right — can make large amounts of data easily understood and relevant to each person using them," said Anthony DeBarros.

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Profile of the Data Journalist: The Hacks Hacker

Chrys Wu is helping other journalists learn how to practice data journalism at "Hacks and Hackers."

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference. "Data journalism and news apps create the lens that shows people the big picture they couldn't see but maybe had a hunch about otherwise," says Chrys Wu.

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Profile of the Data Journalist: The Data Editor

Meghan Hoyer is a data editor at The Virginan Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia.

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.

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Profile of the Data Journalist: The Daily Visualizer

Matt Stiles oversees data journalism on NPR's State Impact project.

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.

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Profile of the Data Journalist: The API Architect

Jacob Harris is building APIs and data into elections coverage at the New York Times.

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.

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Profile of the Data Journalist: The Visualizer

Michelle Minkoff is adding context and clarity to data with interactive features at the Associated Press.

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.

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Profile of the Data Journalist: The Human Algorithm

Ben Welsh is augmenting the investigative work of the Los Angeles Times with open source coding.

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.

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In the age of big data, data journalism has profound importance for society

The 2012 NICAR conference highlighted how new tools and platforms are energizing the practice of journalism.

While the big theme of the 2012 NICAR conference was data, data journalism and the new tools to collect, clean, analyze and publish it, the importance of ethics, storytelling and finding the truth was always present. Open source has also emerged as the glue that binds newsroom developers together, both across the United States and around the world.

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