[open-government] Questions for journalists about what datasets are useful for them?
Christian.Kreutz at okfn.org
Wed Mar 23 13:23:07 GMT 2011
will you provide the results of the survey in this mailing list? I am very
interested as I am preparing these days a course at Darmstadt University on
Data Journalism. Together with other professors we will try to develop a
workflow for journalists how to approach data journalism. Results will be
available in Summer, but unfortunately only in German for the start.
Colleagues told me from previous classes that anything else than XLS files
is yet difficult. So I would ask how data/statistics shall be provided? What
data formats are journalists aware of (CSV/JSON) and which ones do they
prefer to use?
On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>wrote:
> A friend of mine is doing a survey on the data needs and data related
> training needs of journalists and has asked if I have any suggestions
> for questions that I'd like answers to, that could be included in the
> survey. I'm thinking of proposing 2-3 questions, along the lines of:
> * What kinds of public datasets would be useful to you as a
> journalist? (Please be as specific as possible)
> * What kinds of questions do you want to use these datasets to
> answer? What kinds of issues do you want to explore? (Please be as
> specific as possible)
> * What kinds of tools would you like to help you work with these datasets?
> Anyone think of any other questions? Or improvements/amendments to the
> questions above? Suggestions for rewording?
> Answers on a postcard. ;-)
> Jonathan Gray
> Community Coordinator
> The Open Knowledge Foundation
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> open-government at lists.okfn.org
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