Charles Miller has written a report on Data Journalism UK 2017 on the BBC Academy website:
“So does this new combination of local journalism and nationally-analysed data offer a way to revive genuinely local stories – and perhaps to retain jobs in journalism locally? Well, perhaps. But as another speaker described his news startup, technology and data once again looked like they weren’t going to be helping with those traditional local reporting jobs.
“Alan Renwick is CEO of Urbs Media which combines data and journalistic intelligence centrally to “mass localise” stories. As the Urbs promo explains: “we produce many versions from the same data. At the touch of a button, tens, hundreds or thousands of stories for different markets or publications.””
The Brazilian data journalist Moreon Osorio attended Data Journalism UK 2017, and wrote a report about the event in his newsletter — you can read a web version here:
“É como o Panama Papers, mas concentrado no Reino Unido, comparou Megan. Uma das coisas mais interessantes que ela disse a respeito de jornalismo de dados foi que os jornalistas sempre foram para os lugares onde estavam as histórias. ” Hoje estamos em um mundo digitalizado, é para lá que precisamos mandar os nossos repórteres “.”
Steve Carufel reported on Data Journalism UK 2017 for Journalism.co.uk:
“The second Data Journalism UK conference made it clear that publishers across the country are looking to produce more locally-minded data stories, thanks to initiatives like the BBC Shared Data Unit and Bureau Local”
Read the article in full here.
One of the hands-on sessions at Data Journalism UK was a workshop on R by Trinity Mirror’s Rob Grant. Below is the R code he worked through. You can also see more on using R with road accidents on his post at R For Journalists. Continue reading “Code from Rob Grant’s R workshop at Data Journalism UK 2017”
2017’s Data Journalism UK conference was kicked off by keynote speaker Megan Lucero, who talked about the first 9 months of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s regional data journalism project, Bureau Local. You can see her presentation above, and relive key moments from her talk in the Twitter Moment below.
Emma Youle won the Paul Foot Award this year for her investigation into homelessness. Above you can find Emma’s presentation from Data Journalism UK 2017 — and a Twitter Moments story curating some of the highlights from her talk.
This year’s Data Journalism UK conference was liveblogged by Birmingham Eastside. You can replay the coverage on the website here.