After looking at WNOLondon.net I found an interest in the Life and Style section. For the News Day Exercise I think I will do either an infographic or a Storify with my group, while posting news-stories throughout the day.
A Help for the Homeless article touched me a little, and this is an angle I would like to explore – find inspirational content that moves my readers, as well as being informative and educative to a younger audience. This piece contains a lot of factual information to verify it a little bit more, and to give it extra depth.
Is Data Journalism all about visualisation? Is Data Journalism new? A video explores this. As discussed, a lot to do with Data Journalism comes down to research and analysis which requires thorough investigation from a journalist’s behalf.
Here is an example of a Data Journalism story by Martin Rosenbaum, BBC. Technology suppresses the pressure of collecting all of the data by one self, through digital platforms and websites much can be done almost instantly.
To investigate and research a particular area, a question needs to be posed. Then, search engines can be optimised to navigate around the web and collaborate a bundle of diverse data to offer a fair and neutral understanding to the premise.
Whatdotheyknow website allow users to ask questions and make requests for specific information, on an amateur level to authority positions. So if you need a question answered for a report/piece of research you’re doing, this could be a handy tool to bear in mind. The Home Office and Department of Education has just recently answered random questions for people, statistically based, the world is literally ours we just have to ask for it.
Another way to collect data is via crowdsourcing. Interactivity and conversation help to generate content and thus data for specific topics, opening up doors and opportunities for new avenues to be investigated.
Vimeo is one of my favourite platforms based online, where any generation is able to watch videos that are educative, informative and entertaining all at the same time – very useful and similar to Ted Talks.