Dutch Contribution Datajournalism
In The Netherlands we had the Regiohack last year. It might be a milestone! Our Dutch Journalist Jerry Vermanen was one of the organizers. He now als contributes to the International Handbook that is being prepared.
Datamining and -visualisation is flourishing. You can see in your daily Newspaper.
Now there is “The Data Journalism Handbook” coming. I expect that it will be important and interesting for many more people. Already you can have a look here.
With this digital Early Release edition of The Data Journalism Handbook, you get the entire book bundle in its earliest form – the author’s raw and unedited content – so you can take advantage of this content long before the book’s official release. You’ll also receive updates when significant changes are made, as well as the final ebook version.
This collaborative book coordinated by the European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation aims to answer questions like: Where can I find data? How can I request data? What tools can I use? How can I find stories in data? How can I make data journalism sustainable? It had a very successful start at the Mozilla Festival in London in November 2011 with fifty contributors, including data journalists and professors from the New York Times, Financial Times, Guardian, Chicago Tribune, Medill School of Journalism, and Cronkite School of Journalism. Additional contributors now include leading developers, analysts, FOI experts, and other practitioners from places like the BBC, City University London, Scraperwiki, Zeit Online, and many others. The project has received coverage in the New York Times, Liberation, Tech Crunch, World Editors Forum, and other major publications.