From the Guardian: Jobcentre vacancies analysis... →
A good idea from across the pond — requesting the data to see how many unemployed people are applying for jobs. The key paragraph: Research by the Guardian suggests even these figures mask the true competition for work. The national Jobcentre Plus database is available online for jobseekers to search for vacancies, but the full cache of jobs on offer cannot be downloaded for analysis. The...
CIR Labs: Measuring impact: Splash and Sustain →
On judging working that matters and how to quantify it… cirlabs: Before you read this, I encourage you to visit the thoughtful post by the Washington Post’s Greg Linch on the same subject. It gets to the heart of an issue that, at least in my opinion, is going to be extremely important to the success of public service journalism – and particularly the…
“Rather than try to imply a structure on newsrooms for how they have to upload...– Share, interact with data easier with a PANDA in your newsroom, an interview I did with Chris Groskopf for IRE’s On the Road Blog.
Popcorn.js for DocumentCloud
Unfortunately, I missed Ted Han’s demo of popcorn.js at the most recent Hacks/Hackers IRE event. Based on the demo he posted online, it looks pretty cool and definitely worth looking into. Maybe that’s just the LOLCats example, though. Ted wrote more about a popcorn plugin for DocumentCloud on the Ideas Lab blog.
Why you check the data...
When PG Web content producer Laura Schneiderman downloaded DEP’s production data, she discovered it says there are 495 more wells producing gas, or ready to produce gas, than DEP has recorded as ever being drilled, and 182 of those wells don’t even show up on the state’s Marcellus Shale permit list. DEP’s Marcellus Shale drilling numbers do not add up Jan. 8, 2012 The...
There are going to be some agencies that won’t want to fill your requests....– Matthew Doig, Sarasota Herald-Tribune investigations editor, in Behind the Story: Tracking problem police officers in Florida on IRE’s On The Road blog. Doig took time last month to talk with me about the paper’s series looking at Florida cops’ complaint records.
Giving this another shot
I created this Tumblr several months ago, but haven’t gotten around to doing much with it since then. Really, I’m just looking for an easy way to keep track of some cool data-driven journalism and tech tools.
This,” he said, “is War and Peace as told by a visual Tolstoy.” The map is about...– The Information Sage Meet Edward Tufte, the graphics guru to the power elite who is revolutionizing how we see data.