A must-read interview with one of the best data jockeys working the desk at wpni. I am still remarkably clueless about how to get started with data, but Derek drops some good hints here.
“…the ability to translate a standard style of news story into something bigger, broader, relational. I’m not saying that a skilled programmer can’t do this, but in my experience, this is where the journalist part of the term “programmer/journalis
Interesting open database “of the world’s knowledge” with an API.
Whatever claims to make it easier to turn data laying around on the web into structured data laying around where I put it, I’ll try. via Depth Reporting.
This is awesome, but the server appears to be getting rocked right now. Check back when they get un-buried.
Drooling over all this database info gathered in one place. As per Joe Murphy, I’d like to see links to these databases in every relevant story. They can’t just sit here on an island. via Daniel S.
“Newspapers have a significant opportunity to enhance their coverage. It’s called context, and it’s information that helps readers make better decisions and observations about the news and their community.” The hard part: building the databases.
“The second experiment, once we’ve released EveryBlock’s code, will be to find out whether news organizations or citizens will want to take on the responsibility of publishing similar sites in their own communities.” – Adrian H.
Basics. Start here.
Jeff’s post about the logic behind the LJWorld’s new Django-driven biz directory vertical.