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Free seminar on data visualization for journalists: “Are you coming?”

” – Hey! Are you coming to the free seminar on data visualisation for journalists this Thursday? - Where is it? - Everywhere! I mean, anywhere you like, it’s broadcast live on the internet at 4pm UK time. - hell, yeah, I’ll come! Who’s talking? - Only some big names in data journalism: Xaquín...

4 Simple Tools for Creating an Infographic Resume

Editor’s note: As data journalists, designers or other data enthusiasts, what a better way to show off your skills than with an infographic resume? Here is a very useful article by Mashable’s Erica Swallow introducing four very interesting tools to make your profile stand out! Show us your infographic resume in our Data Art Corner. The best examples...

Strata Summit 2011: Jodee Rich, “Move Over Nielsen: Rethinking TV Ratings”

Jodee Rich, founder and CEO of People Browsr gave an inspiring speech at the Strata Summit last week on how TV ratings systems such as Nielsen could soon be replaced by social media data thanks to advanced online analytics.

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The Social Media Buzz Behind the Royal Wedding [INFOGRAPHIC]

MASHABLE: by Ben Parr   With hours to go until the Royal Wedding, online buzz surrounding the big event has surpassed the chatter that surrounded the Egypt uprising and the Japan earthquake. New stats gathered and analyzed by Webtrends reveal that the world simply can’t stop talking about the Royal Wedding (not that you needed us to tell you). According to the web analytics company, people have sent 911,000 tweets in the last 30 days, or just a little more than 30,000 tweets per day, which accounts for 71% of the buzz Webtrends tracked. For comparison, there were approximately 217,000 Facebook status updates and 145,000 blog posts about William and Kate’s big...

10 things every journalist should know about data

NEWS:REWIRED: by SARAH MARSHALL Every journalist needs to know about data. It is not just the preserve of the investigative journalist but can – and should – be used by reporters writing for local papers, magazines, the consumer and trade press and for online publications. Think about crime statistics, government spending, bin collections, hospital infections and missing kittens and tell me data journalism is not relevant to your title. If you think you need to be a hacker as well as a hack then you are wrong. Although data journalism combines journalism, research, statistics and programming, you may dabble but you don’t need to know much maths or code to get...

Journalism in the Age of Data: A video report on Data Visualisation a storytelling medium

STANFORD.EU: Geoff McGhee Journalists are coping with the rising information flood by borrowing data visualization techniques from computer scientists, researchers and artists. Some newsrooms are already beginning to retool their staffs and systems to prepare for a future in which data becomes a medium. But how do we communicate with data, how can traditional narratives be fused with sophisticated, interactive information displays?

The New York Times’ Cascade: Data Visualization for Tweets [VIDEO]

MASHABLE – by Jolie O’Dell The research and development department of The New York Times has recently been pondering the life cycle of the paper’s news stories in social media — specifically, on Twitter. Cascade is a project that visually represents what happens when readers tweet about articles. Even now, however, Cascade is more than just a nifty data visualization.   

Announcing news:rewired – noise to signal, 27 May 2011

NEWS REWIRED Journalism.co.uk’s next News:Rewired event will take place on 27 May at Thomson Reuters’ London offices. What’s it about? news:rewired – noise to signal is a one-day event for journalists and communications professionals who want to learn more about the latest tools and strategies to filter large datasets, social networks, and audience metrics into a clear signal for both the editorial and business side of the news industry.  

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