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  4. Hi everyone ! I'm a French student finishing my journalism degree at AFP news agency as an apprentice in Paris. Besides, I'm working as a freelance for a french local investigative website : Mediacités. I'm very interested in mixing investigation with daily and local issues. In Mechelen I hope to share my local experiences and open broader perspectives, as I currently enjoy working with data on the european elections at AFP. Looking forward to talk with you all !
  5. Hello Nicu, hello everyone! My name is Andrea, I am currently based in Spain. I have experience working as a freelance journalist, I have always been oriented to topics related to human rights and development. I expanded my interest in data journalism after doing my master's in New Media and Digital Culture at Utrecht University. In Mechelen I hope to learn about new perspectives in the field and to meet new colleagues. Looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow!
  6. And if you want to look at examples of stories based on crime data, you can see all those by the BBC Data Unit here: https://github.com/search?q=topic%3Acrime+org%3ABBC-Data-Unit&type=Repositories - each one should include a link to the source of the data, and in some cases scripts in languages like R.
  7. I guess the first piece of advice is to understand the difference between the two key pieces of crime data: 1) data on recorded crime, and 2) data on experiences of crime. The second type of data is important because many crimes don't get reported, and particular types of crime are more under-reported than others. Also, recorded crime is often poorly recorded/reported. This story by my BBC colleague Dan Wainwright illustrates some of the concerns about the quality of crime data (and also explains more about the crime survey): https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46894162 2 key takeaways: it's important to be accurate in your use of language - talk about "50% of crimes reported to the police" rather than "50% of crimes", for example. And secondly, seek out multiple sources of crime data if that's relevant to the story. Remember that police data may not be the only data there is, look for crime surveys and also things like sentencing data.
  8. Hello everyone, guess I'll start. My name is Nicu Calcea and I'm a journalist from the Republic of Moldova. I'm (hopefully) about to graduate from the Munudus Journalism programme in Denmark and the UK. During the programme, I got interested in data journalism, learned a bit of R and met some of the fine folks doing data journalism in London. I wanted to go to Dataharvest 2019 because I'm interested in developing my career in data journalism and looking forward to attend the more technical workshops: Python, QGis and SQL. I've met many of the trainers and speakers before and I'm very excited to meet the others. Looking forward to seeing you in Mechelen!
  9. In the framework of our cooperation with Dataharvest 2019 we're sponsoring four full scholarships to attend the conference in Mechelen (Belgium) next 17-19 May 2019. We have now selected four talented young journalism students or data journalists at the beginning of their career. They are Nicu Calcea, Thomas Perroneau, Andrea Abellan and Jose Molina. We asked them to leave here a short presentation: Name Country University programme What made you interested in Data Journalism? What do you expect from Dataharvest 2019? Which panels, workshops, sessions are the most interesting for you and why? Welcome to our community!
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  11. Dear colleagues, may I ask for one other advice or help? I think I'm a pretty skilled data journalist, in terms of experience in traditional journalism and coding skills needed for practice DJ. But, missing part is experience or internship in real data journalism newsroom. I tried with some international workshops but that are pretty basic kinds of stuff mostly for the people without any coding experience. So, if someone has suggestions or can connect me with newsrooms were willed to give me a chance someone, I would be more than grateful. Speaking about my skills and education, I graduated in journalism and political science and after more than a decade as journalist and editor in print and digital media became interested in interactive storytelling and data and computational journalism. My programming skills are mostly based in Python, same part JavaScript and I have basics of SQL and NoSQL. I prefer more data part (mining, engineering...) then visuals, but I can find self also in challenging visuals. My resume with interactive links is in the attachment. Thanks! resume.pdf
  12. In Python, I use Beautiful Soup if HTML code is not dynamically generated by JavaScript. If it does, I use Selenium. Also, earlier I tried Scrappy, which is fast, but at that time was impossible to scrape dynamically generated content.
  13. I don't use Windows now, but as I remember I started Anaconda in graphic interface via the icon. Or maybe you should in Windows just parts of Anaconda package. For example, if yoy want open jupyter notebook, just type 'jupyter notebook' in Windows prompt
  14. Dataharvest is probably the best educational and networking event for data journalists in Europe. In the framework of our cooperation with Dataharvest 2019 DataJournalism.com is sponsoring four full grants to attend the conference in Mechelen next 17-19 May 2019. We are looking for young journalists, students or data journalists at the beginning of their career, coming from small newsrooms and peripheral areas of Europe. I'd like to ask you to write a short letter of motivation and send me your CV at gambini@ejc.net. In the letter, please make sure to cover your motivation to be a data journalist, why you would fit the profile we're looking for and why you wish to attend the conference and what you would like to learn there (please refer to the programme - and specify if you wish to attend any of the specific practical workshops). Please also confirm that you're available to arrive to Mechelen in the early morning of 17 May (or 16 May in the evening) and stay until 19 May morning. Deadline: 8 May 2019, 5pm Brussels time.
  15. Hi there, Our next edition of Conversations with Data will be featuring data journalism on the crime beat. We're looking for input from data journalists -- of any skill level -- about their experiences using data to tell stories about criminal justice. Whether it's your top sources of crime data, mistakes or lessons you've learnt on this beat, or advice for crime newbies, please share below!
  16. Although submissions for this newsletter are now closed, we'll be using this thread to continue discussing ethical questions. Does anyone have any thoughts to share with @zpgoldstein?
  17. Columbia Journalism Investigations, a postgraduate investigative-reporting team at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, is looking to hire a data journalist for an upcoming project involving voter rights. This is an excellent opportunity for a data journalist with a few years' experience in a professional newsroom; while the program is geared toward recent Columbia graduates, you do not need to be a J-School alum to apply for this post. Interested? Please take a look at the job description: https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/3089
  18. I am working on mapping for journalists. The link to data.mil is missing. Can you help out?
  19. Hi. I've just finished the 4 module. My csv file is totally empty. Actually, I can write just the table headers. It happens when I run: f = open('filename.csv', 'w', encoding='utf8', newline='') writer = csv.writer(f, delimiter=',') writer.writerow(['plantNamedocketNumber', 'licenseNumber', 'reactorType', 'location', 'OwnerOperator', 'NRCRegion']) and then: df = pd.read_csv('filename.csv') df Any suggestions?
  20. Was able to fix this with 'conda install jupyter', but it seems that jupyter is *not* included by default with Anaconda.
  21. Hi Ivan, I've installed Anaconda (version 4.6.14) and was following line by line with the video, but I also got: Command 'jupyter' not found, but can be installed with: sudo apt install jupyter-core Obviously I can install Jupyter through apt, but I thought Anaconda came with it already bundled.
  22. Not yet - I'd be interested to hear from others on how they've dealt with similar situations.
  23. @Tommy Kennis and @Vikram Narayan -- Winny has answered your questions. If you don't already subscribe to Conversations with Data, you can read up in our archive here: https://datajournalism.com/read/newsletters/winny-de-jong
  24. Hi, I got the same problem on my computer (macOS Mojave) and solved by using the following command (found in the Anaconda documentation): conda deactivate Hope this helps.
  25. I'm really confused! When I ask conda for a list of environments, I get base and pythonforjournalists. The terminal tells me I'm in pythonforjournalists. But when I type source deactivate, I get an error message "could not find environment." In fact, it can't find either base or pythonforjournalists. An earlier attempt to deactivate produced this:- Usage: source deactivate removes the 'bin' directory of the environment activated with 'source activate' from PATH. Should I give up??
  26. Hi there, I found the video really useful and clear. Thank you! And everything works fine until the very last instruction - "source deactivate pythonforjournalists" I get an ERROR message "too many arguments." A Google search suggests other people have the same issue but I haven't found a solution that I understand 😞 Can anybody here help me out? Thanks
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