“Rather than try to imply a structure on newsrooms for how they have to upload their data, which is really fraught, we are taking the approach that if we put all of this information in the same place and allow you to search your data in the way that you would search Google there is a lot of value,” (Groskopf) said.
Once there is a central depository for newsrooms to keep their data individual reporters, regardless of their SQL knowledge, will be able to query for results and receive updates on their beat.
“Business reporters might want to have alerts on certain businesses they cover,” he said. “So they won’t have to keep searching the same data set uploaded by someone else there could be some sort of notifications for that reporter… like e-mail alerts. I don’t think we know what shape something like that will take at this point, but that feature will be in the final product.”
—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.