Written by Charles Berret and Cheryl Phillips, this report examines the state of data and computational journalism education, and offers model curricula to help more schools teach and conduct research in these areas.
People come to me: “I want to be a writer.” What kind? “I wanna just write. That’s all I wanna do.” You don’t wanna shoot video on your phone and edit it and post it? “No.” You don’t want to record audio on your phone and post it… “No.” You don’t want to do any basic HTML? “No.” Don’t wanna do data? “No.” You don’t want to do social media? “No.” Here is what you do. Go to Home Depot, buy bunch of wood, build a time machine, and go back to Esquire in 1964, — cause that’s the last time that anybody did that job.
— Evan Smith, Texas Tribune co-founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief
(via The Future of News)
What makes a story truly data-driven? For one, the numbers aren’t caged in a sidebar graph. Instead, the data helps drive the narrative. Data can help narrate as many types of stories as there are angles.
Girls and boys test similarly in math and science, but fewer women pursue STEM careers. Although testing data show that girls and boys in the United States and around the world perform at comparable levels in math and science in both primary and secondary school, female students are much less likely to graduate from college with a STEM degree (science, technology, engineering, or math) than their male counterparts.
El pasado sábado 14 de marzo estuvo en Deusto Alberto Cairo ofreciendo una charla como parte del Experto en Análisis, Investigación y Comunicación de Datos. Éste es mi resumen, en 3 tweets. Continúa leyendo Resumen (en 3 tweets) de la charla de Alberto Cairo
One of the increasingly frequent questions I get asked, particularly by people from a scientific or financial domain, is how to effectively visualise uncertainty of data and of statistics. My response is usually to make suggestions around annotated markings and/or colour gradients to indicate increasing or declining certainties.
Hoy se ha celebrado la jornada “Comunicación y Datos: el futuro ya está aquí”, con Miren Gutiérrez como maestra de ceremonias y Alberto Ortiz de Zárate, Guillermo Gutiérrez y David González como invitados. Continúa leyendo Jornada “Comunicación y datos: el futuro ya está aquí”