Open Data Journalism

There’s a very good article by former editor of Guardian Datablog Simon Rogers. It’s worth reading the article in full but here’s some key points to remember.

Simon Rogers Open Data tips

  • Expose the data behind the story
  • Provide key data people need
  • Make it personal
  • Anyone can do it
  • Make our data open
  • “Do what you do best and link to the rest” Jeff Jarvis
  • Free data – now
  • We’re not the experts
  • Make data accessible
  • Engage