October 30th, 2013 | by EJC
The access to data is a common challenge for all experts using data to understand the effectiveness of development and humanitarian aid. The Open Development Camp 2013 in Amsterdam on the 7th and 8th of November will address these issues and attempt to answer the question; how can we be more open with our data
October 28th, 2013 | by EJC
Kenya's iHub recently released its research on crowdsourced information in the highly contested 2013 Kenya Presidential elections. Jared Ford explains what the report reveals about crowdsourcing methodologies and how journalists can adapt these findings to improve their newsgathering processes.
October 24th, 2013 | by EJC
Despite the Silk Road bust, the Freedom Hosting attack, and even the latest Snowden scoop, Tor is still one of the most reliable tools for anonymity online. Lauren Kirchner explains why
October 14th, 2013 | by EJC
In a nation with notoriously threadbare public emergency services, civilians have turned to social media for updates and dispatch services. Valerie Hamilton looks at how the Kenya Red Cross used social media to respond to the recent Westgate mall tragedy.
October 11th, 2013 | by EJC
While there are thousands of community radio stations in Indonesia, there is no standard service to share breaking news and other important information between nearby stations. FrontlineSMS shows how their technology can be used to bridge this information gap
October 7th, 2013 | by EJC
In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of freely available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article examines Facebook's new Graph Search feature.
October 4th, 2013 | by EJC
As mobile phones are personal and networked at the same time, SMS has become highly valued technology for advocates in the human rights and good governance fields. Campaigners seeking good examples of mobile participation can learn from the progress of UNICEF’s Ureport SMS platform which enables young Ugandans to submit opinions on community issues and work together to address public problems.
August 2nd, 2013 | by EJC
While spam filters provide additional layers of security to websites, they can also be used to process all kinds of information. Perhaps most famously, for example, the reCAPTCHA spam filter was used to transcribe the New York Times’ entire paper-based archives.
July 15th, 2013 | by EJC
Personalisation is crucial when it comes to the use of social media . As Steve Buttry points out, journalists’ individual use can play an important role in finding sources, building trust through engaging with people, and increasing reach by sharing a newswire’s published contents
April 19th, 2013 | by EJC
This article was written by Moran Barkai , and originally published on 22 February, 2013 at Data Driven Journalism. Republished with permission.