A manifesto on news-driven-development, built around the concrete example of presenting data from the LA train crash last Friday as evergreen information, rather than a series of text blobs.
palewire / Five ways your data app can catch the big news hook.
Some open-source data tools from an MIT project. via @mattwaite
Interesting Media Standards Trust project collecting data on journalists, topics, publications. Related to Tim Berners-Lee’s News Challenge project.
Good for transparency, good for news organizations looking for data to parse. Tim O’Reilly, Larry Lessig, Adrian Holovaty all on the list, among others.
www.opengovdata.org – Open Government Working Group
Rich Gordon’s hierarchy of database journalism: must-read for anyone trying to figure out where to start parsing. via Squared.
Get Smart About Your Readers – Readership Institute
That’s one fine looking set of datasets. As usual, I’d love to know what’s driving it. Do the .aspx extenstions mean it’s all getting surfaced out of Access? I doubt it.
Datasphere.roanoke.com – Roanoke.com
As always, this is the sort of stuff that belongs on a local newspaper site as evergreen content. Answer the questions locals and out-of-towners have about your neighborhoods.
ZIPskinny demographic information for 95060 – SANTA CRUZ CA