DATA JOURNALISM TRAINING

HIVOS data journalism training at Nairobi Kenya
HIVOS Data Journalism training at Nairobi Kenya, July 2014. And here is the link
to the report with more pics.

  • DATA JOURNALISM,
  • CONVERGENCE,
  • MULTI MEDIA PRODUCTION AND CROSS PLATFORM PRODUCTION,
  • GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS(GIS),
  • SOCIAL MEDIA AND SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS.

drs Peter Verweij
MAIL: peter@d3-media.nl
BLOG: http://d3-media.blogspot.nl/
TWITTER: peter_verweij
D3-Media is registered under number 09147275 at the Chambers of Commerce
Bank Account:
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Latest academic work

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JOURNALISTS’ TWITTER NETWORKS,
PUBLIC DEBATES AND RELATIONSHIPS IN
SOUTH AFRICA


Peter Verweij and Elvira van Noort

Journalists at major media houses in South Africa use Twitter as a journalistic tool for crowd
sourcing, breaking news events, live blogging and to balance, check and cultivate sources. This paper analyses the use of the social network platform by the top 500 South African journalists.
The findings suggest that pluralism and openness are important characteristics of the South
African Twitter network. Although two strong sub-networks can be detected, we conclude that they give structure to the network and enhance the role of journalists in public debates and democratic decision-making. This is shown in the analysis of three trending news topics related to politics and crime. The last trending topic of the study questions the process of the individualization of journalism through Twitter. The paper concludes by confronting its generic findings from the perspectives and opinions of leading journalists and editors.
Download full article as pdf at the bottom of this page




Data Journalism Stories

Visiting Makoko at Lagos Nigeria



Data Speaking Truth to Power
Keynote Highway Africa 2013


The future of journalism lies in data [Highway Africa]

  The way news is produced and consumed has changed and media houses need to be aware of it. According to Data Journalist Peter Verweij, the current turbulent landscape that journalism faces can be resolved with data journalism.

Speaking at the 17th edition of the Highway Africa conference, Verweij points out that newspaper circulation has seen consistent decline in the last decade and online counterparts are gaining traction. He argues that journalists need to be analytical in their storytelling by mining the data already available to them.


Read tthe story at Memeburn http://memeburn.com/2013/09/the-future-of-journalism-lies-in-data-highway-africa/


From the African Story Challenge


"Even veteran journalists must embrace new technologies," says Zimbabwean journalist Gibbs Dube.
Technology is opening up new frontiers in storytelling


Some experts do not need a whole lecture room to impart knowledge to students. Today I can proudly boast that I can scrap some data from websites to generate interesting content for radio listeners, television viewers and newspaper readers.

HOW TO REFINE YOUR DATA

This short tutorial will show you how to use Refine for cleaning your data. The data being  used are not real, but created in such a way that it represents a practical situation (information downloaded from a database) and at the same time shows the most important possibilities of cleaning data with Refine.
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Tabula to get your data out of a PDF

DATA JOURNALISM
You all know it; working on a data journalism project; finally found the data.....but it is pdf format. How to get the pdf data in a spreadsheet? Well there are some web services like cometdocs or pdftoexcelonline. Or you could try to build a scraper yourself, but then you have to read Paul Bradshaw, "Scraping for Journalists" first.

Memeburn: http://memeburn.com/2013/11/the-5-minute-guide-to-scraping-data-from-pdfs/



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peter verweij,
Feb 12, 2014, 2:37 AM
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