Barcamp: Data Journalism
Pro Bono Publico and Access Info Europe are organising a Barcamp about Data Journalism on Tuesday the 15th of february at 17:00 in MediaLab Madrid (Plaza de las Letras. C/ Alameda, 15, 28014 Madrid – Metro and Train Station: Atocha).
The disclosure of public data (public databases and other collectives) raises the questions “who is going to process this data so that citizens can use it?” and “who is going to extract the stories that arise from the combination and comparison of various data sources.
One of the key players will be journalists, who will find that besides writing stories as usual, they can also find new data, new perspectives and new stories in the vast amount of data that we will soon have access to. However, the processing and creation of new stories out of public databases require new skills. Journalists, besides writing stories and conducting interviews, must now be able to create, or at least understand, software that can analyse the data bases, create illustrations and charts etc…
Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the WWW, declared recently: