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Strata Week: Using data to maximize our human potential

Debating big data' potential social impact, CISPA is back, and a look at how cities are benefitting from big data.

Big data’s big social impact

In partnership with the Harvard Business Review, the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship has been running a series of posts addressing and debating big data’s potential for large-scale social impact. A couple posts from the series published this week stood out.

Robert Kirkpatrick, director of the Global Pulse initiative, argued that donating data needs to be the next evolution of philanthropic giving. He pointed out that many of the public programs we all take for granted in arts, health and education would not exist without support from the private sector, and noted that potential societal benefits from big data initiatives are no less important. Read more…

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Knight Foundation grants $2 million for data journalism research

Knight Foundation grants $2 million for data journalism research

Michael Maness on why data science research matters and how the Knight News Challenge is adapting.

Big data and open data are attracting big notice: The Knight Foundation is funding data journalism research at Columbia and has chosen "data" as the next theme for its News Challenge.

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