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  2. Hey there, maybe it's too late for this topic, but I wanted to share our Crimemap project from Stuttgart, Germany with you. We have been inspired by things like the DC Crime Map, yet there is no such open data approach in Germany. The only information you get from the local police is around 10-15 reports on what they think is most relevant during the day. Plus there is an annual statistical report (on paper). So we decided to automatically analyse these daily reports (+ the archive dating back until January 2014) with NLP and RegEx and create our own database of every incident that has been publicly reported by the city's police authorities - that makes for a total of 11.000 reports between 2014 and 2019. We published our Crimemap today and are now working on a detailed analysis of the data gathered. I am looking forward to see comments and tips ... http://stuttgarter-zeitung.de/crimemap
  3. Hey does anyone know how to scrape this kind of website? http://wcso.waltoncountyga.gov/jailroster.xml I don't know a ton about scraping, but I can't find many tools that will work on an xml site. Thanks, Andrew
  4. @Tommy Kennis Thought you'd be interested in our recent AMA with Eva Constantaras, which looks at data journalism around the globe: https://datajournalism.com/read/newsletters/ama-with-eva-constantaras
  5. Open Society Foundations is looking for a new director to lead the work and staff of OSF’s Independent Journalism Program in London. The director is responsible for shaping strategy; identifying major shifts and trends and shaping the program’s goals and portfolios accordingly. Check out the link below for more details: https://osfglobal.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/OSF/job/London/Director--Program-on-Independent-Journalism_JR-0001112
  6. The ABC Owned Television Stations is looking for a Data Journalist Fellow to work in their local news department in San Francisco. More information can be found here: https://abc7news.com/careers/job-opening-data-journalism-fellow/5352083/
  7. Hello @Görkem Aydın! Welcome to the community! It is great having you, it will be very interesting hearing your views giving your background. Please feel free to share anything you might find interesting for the community. Looking forward to seeing you around:)
  8. Hello @Ron, Good to hear that you have already taken the Python course, have you found it useful? The R course is not ready yet, but it will soon. In the meantime, I would suggest taking any of the other courses that are already available. Have you thought about joining the Mapping for Journalists one? It will help you boost your geographical analysis techniques. Let us know how it goes! https://datajournalism.com/watch/mapping-for-journalists
  9. Windows 10 WSL is pretty cool. It let's you install Ubuntu right in Win 10 and run the Ubuntu Terminal and Linux programs. Here is a link to install Anaconda and Jupyter in WSL. https://towardsdatascience.com/setting-up-a-data-science-environment-using-windows-subsystem-for-linux-wsl-c4b390803dd Notes: I didn't install any of the optional things. I had to use bash Anaconda3–2019.03-Linux-x86_64.sh to install Anaconda even though I didn't install ZSH. 3. If 'jupyter notebook' doesn't run in your environment. Install jupyter with: conda install jupyter Good luck and have fun!
  10. The Spanish award-winning organization CIVIO is looking for a front-end developer and data visualization specialist based in Madrid. Deadline: 4th July Check more details here: https://civio.es/novedades/2019/06/20/buscamos-desarrollador-front-end-slash-visualizador-de-datos-para-civio/
  11. I'm about done with the Python course and 'R' course isn't ready yet. I plan on taking them all. What's the recommended order to take the courses?
  12. The ICFJ, in collaboration with the Wall Street Journal, offers a three-month scholarship in the WSJ media science lab. The program seeks to support data-driven projects; it includes all travel and fellowship expenses. Check out the link below for full details: https://www.icfj.org/our-work/2019-news-corp-media-fellowship-global-journalists?fbclid=IwAR1hiKF6Jq-JgpLW5yHPFofkSX8Xc-dAkz2oK0fJBTfW_v6EmtqzdvBIK6Y
  13. Hi, I was looking for the download options for these videos for the url links of the data files that have been discussed. Have they been removed? Thanks
  14. One of my favourite things about data is its ability to help journalists unearth and report on hidden stories. In our next edition of Conversations with Data, we're looking at underreported subjects and advice for bringing them to light with data. Use this thread to list underreported topics, examples of data reporting on previously untold stories, or advice for journalists working on these beats. To get you started, we can think of a few areas where data and reporting are hard to come by: domestic violence, female sanitation issues, and elder abuse. Do you have any tips for reporting on these issues? Or know of any data journalists pursuing stories in these areas?
  15. Hello, I'm Gorkem Aydin. I'm a journalist at AgendaTurkey in the US. Hope to learn new stuff here.
  16. The New York Times has just made the curriculum of their data skills training course available for free. The course is also focussed on analysing spreadsheets, and materials include examples of datasets you can use for your training (whether you’re a beginner or advanced learner) and testimonies on how journalists with a broad background are using data, as well as some useful cheat sheets and pieces of advice. Take a look at the full list of materials in the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1ZS57_40tWuIB7tV4APVMmTZ-5PXDwX9w Tell us about your thoughts on the course and keep us updated on your progress!
  17. We have a rare opening for a full-time staff position as Investigations Editor at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit news outlet based in Madison, Wis. Our new colleague will be skilled at editing but also adept at reporting stories independently or as part of a team, inspiring and training student and professional journalists, and engaging the public in our work. This is a newly created position. Here's the job posting, and feel free to reach out to me directly with questions. Also, please share! https://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2019/06/investigations-editor-opening-at-wisconsin-center-for-investigative-journalism/ Thanks much, Coburn Dukehart Digital and Multimedia Director, Wisconsin Watch 202-271-8228
  18. Hello, I've been looking for some Excel/Spreadsheet courses and I've found 40h courses with a lot of stuffs I don't even know if I'm gonna use in Data journalism. So I'd like to know if someone can tell me what are the most essential and necessary functions on Excel/Spreadsheet that I need to own to do Ddj. Thx
  19. Hi, I created a personal project before the elections, a kind of alternative of well known vote matching sites. Instead of seeing how much your opinion compares to that of political parties, in the visualisation you can only select opinions and combinations of opinions that are shared exactly with political parties. This means that if some issue is very important to you, giving your opinion on that issue will already filter out many other options, and so with only a few clicks you see which party matches your selection. See the visualisation here: https://2019vote.eu Enjoy!
  20. To showcase the work of data journalists from all over the world, we're lucky to have Eva Constantaras with us for an AMA in our next edition of Conversations with Data. Eva is an investigative trainer, with teams in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Kenya, and author of Data Journalism By, About and For Marginalised Communities in the Data Journalism Handbook 2. So, use this thread to submit a question for Eva! Or email me to submit anonymously 👉 [email protected]
  21. Hey Madolyn, we're collecting some data-driven stories on the election here: https://airtable.com/shrMU0TzaWyZGc8Op/tblQa1SKdwavV4qnl maybe that helps? 🙂 We're also still accepting responses via this form: https://airtable.com/shrMoJEslU2umTFWg Kira
  22. 👮‍♂️🕵️‍♀️ Our newsletter is out: https://datajournalism.com/read/newsletters/data-on-the-crime-beat Adding to @Paul Bradshaw's fantastic advice above, I'm sharing some other tidbits that we quite have room for... From Breaking the Dark Net's Einar Otto Stangvik: "I’d add to that point and stress the need for diverse, yet evenly valued teams. As a data guy I’ve been in projects where I’ve felt a shared sense of ownership of the project, and I’ve been in projects where I’ve had the distinct notion of being the tool that’s supposed to solve a problem -- but have no further stake, neither explicit nor implicit, in the end product. Construct teams of equals, all with full trust and insight, and with as varied experience as possible -- that’ll consistently yield the best results." And, from Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, author of The Rise of Big Data Policing: "Stories about policing technology are stories about power. Journalists need to interrogate who is shaping that power and who is left out. The networks of corporate power and influence are almost as intertwined and all-encompassing as the data-driven surveillance systems being designed for our cities. Both need to be deconstructed and critically examined to see the inherent biases, incentives, and financial connections." Last but not least, Albert Bowden, Web Developer for the Library of Virginia, had the following tips to add: "Criminal justice data suffers from a lack of standards: collections, data, and reporting, that form extremely formidable barriers to perform analysis." "Gaining access to a dataset is never the final barrier in the path; odds are the dataset is limited, or needs to be converted into a digestible format." "Link open datasets to expand your own. Familiarity with your datasets ecosystem can facilitate making these connections faster." "Tool up in preparation of format conversions; knowing where to find solutions will save time/headaches; knowing how to implement them allows you to maintain complete ownership of your dataset and its stories." Any other thoughts to add? Or questions for our contributors? Post them here.
  23. Hello everyone 🙂 It was great meeting you all in the DataHarvest, thanks to the EJC and the Data Team for the great opportunity. These have been 4 days of learning and interacting with interesting people. Some topics covered that have inspired me the most are local data journalism-related projects and cross-border collaboration initiatives. It was very stimulating to hear about some newsrooms working on a local level, which are boosting the use of data to cover hyper-local issues. As a Spanish journalist, it was really motivating to meet with some colleagues from my country and getting to know about other initiatives taking place all over Europe. I appreciate the activities and discussion panels aimed to help us interact and get together. Hope to see you soon! Thanks again!
  24. Since there's no shortage of data during an election, we thought we'd showcase the best of 2019's European Parliament election reporting! Share your projects below to be featured in Conversations with Data. Or, nominate a project, and we'll get in touch with its makers for a behind the scenes look at how they made it.
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