May 2016

Zuckerberg VR

The Future Is Here… Don’t Be Afraid!

Image: Mark Zuckerberg at Samsung’s Mobile World Congress event – Facebook When Mark Zuckerberg walked towards the stage at Samsung’s Mobile World Congress event in early 2016, one of the most discussed technology innovations became very real: Virtual Reality. Over the past years virtual reality seemed to be around the corner as the next big thing in media consumption. Suddenly, it arrived. No matter if it is augmented reality, implemented by Google Glass or Microsoft Hololens, or full fledged virtual reality, […]

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311 calls New York

The Art Of Telling No Story – Data-Driven Journalism

There were 34,522 complaints called in to 311 between September 8 and September 15, 2010. Here are the most common, plotted by time of day. Illustration: Pitch Interactive Recently I wrote about data-driven journalism and whether it is worth the effort in regards to their monetisation potential for publishing companies. Although there are definitely great and interesting stories to be told with large data sets, it seems unlikely that the immense costs involved in the process of creating these stories can […]

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The Wikileaks War Logs (The Guardian)

Is Data Journalism Worth The Effort?

Image: The Wikileaks War Logs (The Guardian) Data-driven Journalism is grounded in calls for open access to information and transparency and has strong links government related open data initiatives, making public data available in standardised and open formats. It aims at the process of filtering data and telling new and interesting stories with conditioned data sets rather than just using the data as a source. The most prominent example of data-driven journalism is the case of The Guardian and Wikileaks, where data […]

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