Open Data Manchester – September: Data Journalism

Tuesday Sept 23rd 6.30 – 8.30pm
The Shed, MMU John Dalton West, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD

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Open Data is seen as a tremendous resource for the uncovering of stories that were once hard to detect. This month’s Open Data Manchester is a chance to explore the emerging field of data journalism.

Previously inaccessible datasets are now able to be scrutinised using off the shelf tools such as Open Refine and ScraperWiki. Some of this data is available as open data and some accessed using Freedom of Information requests and scraping.

From Open Data Journalism to data visualisations, the event will look at data journalism in a local, national and international context, the ways that it is used and the tools that can enable a journalist to uncover new insight from data.

Speakers include:

David Ottewell (Head of data journalism, Trinity Mirror)

Paul Gallagher (Digital Innovations Editor, Manchester Evening News)

– Francois Pierre Nel (University of Central Lancashire, School of Journalism and Media)

As always, there will be opportunity to discuss and share ideas, and hear about the latest opportunities in open data.

Read Liz Hannaford’s guest blog here

This month’s event is kindly hosted at The Shed for this event – the new digital space of the MMU.

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