Datafest: journalists, scientists, and engineers compete in campaign data crunch

Journalists, engineers, and scientists competed in a two-day data mining and visualization event in May called Datafest, organized by Teresa Bouza ('12). photo: courtesy of Teresa Bouza

Datafest not only produced interesting analytical results, it also illuminated possible ways forward for data journalism.

Data-mining: A gold mine for Guardian readers

Simon Rogers, editor of the Guardian’s Datablog and Datastore

Teresa Bouza (’12) interviews Simon Rogers, editor of the Guardian’s Datablog and Datastore. Bouza is working on making open-source data mining tools more accessible.

Times editor says media not ‘driven’ to data journalism

Aron Pilhofer, editor of Interactive News at The New York Times

The term “data driven journalism” has suddenly become popular. Yet data illiteracy among journalists is high, according to Aron Pilhofer. But it’s not rocket science,” he said, and insisted it is “critical” for reporters to acquire at least some basic skills. In his opinion, it is still hard to get reporters to think about using data as a source, to …