Reads in Tweets – July 2015

Short and tweet: Five tweets from this month you shouldn’t miss.

TweetReads_July We spend some time reading social news from around the web and there is lots of good stuff out there. We’d like to share what we found: Here’s our list from July.

Reads in Tweets – June 2015

Short and tweet:
Five tweets from this month you really should have read by now!

We spend a lot of time reading social news from around the web (with Twitter as our main source): On DDJ & Dataviz, storytelling, new technologies, verification, journalistic business processes and so much more.

There is good stuff out our there, and we’d like to share what we found. So every month, we compile a list of five tweets/links, that we think are worth reading and hence sharing here for you to read.

What’s Your Data Story?

YourDataStories_logoData is everywhere nowadays, from social media to goverment spendings. But how to make sense of it all, how to access the relevant information within?

YourDataStories (YDS) takes a closer look at Open Government Data (OGD) to find a way to make this information easily accessible, understandable, transparent and sharable for everyone.

YDS focuses on methods from data-driven-journalism (#ddj) and data-visualisation (#dataviz), building a solution that allows for easy discovery, analysis and interpretation of #opendata. The aim of the project is to create an ‘interactive canvas’ enabling citizens to write their own data stories and share them across the web.

The development will be driven by three different use cases dealing with public expenditure in Greece and Ireland as well as the spending and effect of development aid from the Netherlands, increasing transparency in these important areas of public interest.

The project runs from February 2015 – January 2018.

Bring me to the YourDataStories website | Twitter: @YDS_EU

2014: A year of progress in how newsrooms worked with data

With every new trend, interest goes up and down. Only strong trends keep developing and reach new levels of productivity – as generally described in the Gartner Hypecycle. One such trend is „data-driven journalism“. The term became very much talked about over the last years since its appearance in 2010, describing workflows for finding, checking and visualizing data for better (and deeper) reporting.


The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2014 via FlowingData

As this is early 2015 the question is what progress did this specialized form of journalism make in 2014?