Study: Charts change hearts and minds better than words do
We find that providing participants with graphical information significantly decreases false and unsupported factual beliefs.” Crucially, they show that data presented in graphs and illustrations does a better job of fighting misperceptions than the same information presented in text form.
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12 hours ago
Bayerischer Journalisten Verband
included in a list of twelve successful and courageous female journalists from Bavaria in the magazine of the Bavarian journalists’ association, mainly due to work in East Africa and the decision to create a media startup.
johannawild  factchecking  germany  studentwork 
18 hours ago
(70) David Drizen | LinkedIn
The OCiP team represents UK Police Forces and reports to the National Police Chiefs Council - working closely with Fire, Ambulance and The Home Office, OCiP is tasked with implementing the next generation of Emergency Services Communications and realising the benefits of this across other IT strategies.
police  people  it 
19 hours ago
NLEDP 073-National Law Enforcement Data Programme - Systems Integration Team - Digital Marketplace
The NLED Programme will replace legacy data systems, such as the Police National Computer & Police National Database, with the Law Enforcement Data Service (LEDS). LEDS shall ensure continuity of business services, and act as a platform for innovation to transform the way the HO manages and supplies data services to Law Enforcement Communities and other authorised Agencies throughout the UK and internationally.
As part of that transition, existing legacy services and integration points must be treated, either transitioned or replaced, to sustain external business interactions and access to external data.
police  Database  crime  dirtydata 
19 hours ago
PND - Police National Database | College of Policing
​The Police National Database (PND) is available to all police forces and wider criminal justice agencies throughout the United Kingdom, allowing the police service to share local information and intelligence on a national basis. The PND supports delivery of three strategic benefits which are to safeguard children and vulnerable people, to counter terrorism, and to prevent and disrupt serious and organised crime.
police  Database  crime 
19 hours ago
Cleveland Police Customer Success Story | Experian
This pioneering project sees Experian Data Quality partner with Cleveland Police to create a golden view of data held on individuals and locations. Championed by Superintendent, Alastair Simpson and the Force Data Protection Manager, Maria Hopper, the solution is expected to drive large financial savings and increased positive policing outcomes. 

Read the Cleveland Police success story
foi  tools  software  police 
19 hours ago
eCase: FOI, SAR, PQ and correspondence management software for government and public sector
eCase lets your team log, process and respond to correspondence for every kind of case, all in one place. PQs, MCs, FOIs, TOs, Complaints, Compliments, DPAs/SARs, Cabinet Committee Communications and Campaigns - eCase keeps it all together.
police  foi  tools  software  system 
19 hours ago
OUR SOLUTIONS
The CycFreedom solution is a complete Disclosure and Information Request Management solution designed for the public sector enabling tracking from receipt to finalisation; whilst recording all key actions taken, available information and final disclosures for a range of request types which have different and moveable time deadlines.
police  foi  system  tools  software  Database 
19 hours ago
Rachel Rank (@rachelerank) | Twitter
CEO @360Giving & trustee @mySociety. Open data, transparency & FoI. And London cycling. Views my own (except when they're stolen).
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22 hours ago
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Interviewees-looking-straight-at-the-camera-on-the-BBC klaxon. The traditional grammar of television is truly chang…
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Practical advice for tackling gender imbalance in news media from #WINSummit18 - World News Publishing Focus by WAN-IFRA
While at Gizmodo, Narisetti regularly shared numbers on gender with all staff and included statistics from other companies to show how they were stacking up against them.
“If you’re doing this, share it with all your staff because then it becomes much more of a shared challenge,” he said.
“And the advantage of sending it out is that you should really hope that it leaks because it puts so much pressure on you. You’re really on the hook now.”
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RT : 3 concepts from archive studies that every data journalist should know
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AI's greatest contribution to society will turn out to be comedy. "It's funny because it's true"
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Subscription publishers (still) have platform problems - Digiday
Not only do platforms have a history of changing their minds about how their products work, they are also limited in their ability to help publishers’ subscription efforts. Here is a rundown of what the platforms have done and the gripes that publishers still have with them
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4 days ago
Fewer people 'using Facebook for news' - BBC News
suggested young audiences were more likely to use WhatsApp, Instagram and Snapchat for news, partly because there was a growing desire to discuss news in relative privacy.
The proportion of those surveyed that accessed news via WhatsApp had tripled in four years, to 15%. This tended to be much higher in countries, such as Malaysia and Turkey, where it can be dangerous to express views in more open networks.
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4 days ago
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RT : Delighted to see the investigative team shortlisted for the award!
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RT : Sign up to the CIJ and 's pre hack day. We;ll present the results at the conference!
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4 days ago
The Harkive Project: 2013-2017 - Data Anaylsis Explorer, v1.0
Harkive is an annual, online music research project that gathers stories from people around the world about how, where and why they listen to music during the course of a single day. Since launching in 2013, the project has gathered over 10,000 stories and returns for a 6th time on Tuesday 17th July 2018. For more information about Harkive, and to find out how you can tell your story, visit www.harkive.org
This app will enable you to explore over 8,000 of the stories gathered so far. You can subset the data according to a number of parameters, see visualisations based on the results of computational analyses, and also read the stories. You can also use the app to tell your story to Harkive in 2018, over on the Tell Your Story tab
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4 days ago
How to talk about immigration
More people trust a long-term migrant to talk about immigration
than they do any of the leading politicians, according to new polling
by ICM for British Future. So migrants themselves should be among
the most important advocates – not just regarding what migrants can
bring to Britain, but also about how we can work together to make
migration work fairly for everyone.
According to Migrant Voice, an organisation that aims to project
the voices of migrants in the immigration debate, this happens all too
infrequently: “The debate on migration takes place largely within the
media, yet migrants themselves are all too often subject to a ‘code of
silence’”. Its 2014 report, Migrants invisible in UK media, examined
the frequency with which migrants are quoted in national media
stories about immigration. It concludes “…when migrant voices were
included in stories it added greater credibility and more depth to the
articles. We recommend media outlets make an effort to interview
migrants for stories that affect them or are about them.”1
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4 days ago
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RT : Visualised: every MP tweet and Facebook update about , one year on
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RT : This is so exciting! One of the best journalists out thee. is coming to Nigeria!
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Artificial Unintelligence | The MIT Press
In Artificial Unintelligence, Meredith Broussard argues that our collective enthusiasm for applying computer technology to every aspect of life has resulted in a tremendous amount of poorly designed systems. We are so eager to do everything digitally—hiring, driving, paying bills, even choosing romantic partners—that we have stopped demanding that our technology actually work. Broussard, a software developer and journalist, reminds us that there are fundamental limits to what we can (and should) do with technology. With this book, she offers a guide to understanding the inner workings and outer limits of technology—and issues a warning that we should never assume that computers always get things right.

Making a case against technochauvinism—the belief that technology is always the solution—Broussard argues that it's just not true that social problems would inevitably retreat before a digitally enabled Utopia. To prove her point, she undertakes a series of adventures in computer programming. She goes for an alarming ride in a driverless car, concluding “the cyborg future is not coming any time soon”; uses artificial intelligence to investigate why students can't pass standardized tests; deploys machine learning to predict which passengers survived the Titanic disaster; and attempts to repair the U.S. campaign finance system by building AI software. If we understand the limits of what we can do with technology, Broussard tells us, we can make better choices about what we should do with it to make the world better for everyone.
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4 days ago
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This tool lets you see–and correct–the bias in an algorithm
The tool uses statistical methods to identify when groups of people are treated unfairly by an algorithm–defining unfairness as predictive parity, meaning that the algorithm is equally likely to be correct or incorrect for each group. “In the past, we have found models that are highly accurate overall, but when you look at how that error breaks down over subgroups, you’ll see a huge difference between how correct the model is for, say, a white man versus a black woman,” she says.

The tool also looks for variables that are related to other sensitive variables. An algorithm might not explicitly consider gender, for example, but if it looks at income, it could easily have different outcomes for women versus men. (The tool calls this relationship “mutual information.”) It also looks at error rates for each variable, and whether errors are higher for one group rather than another. After this analysis, the tool can fix the algorithm–but since making this type of correction can make the algorithm less accurate, it shows what the trade-off would be, and lets the user decide how much to change.
algorithms  tools  discrimination  gender 
5 days ago
India WhatsApp 'child kidnap' rumours claim two more victims - BBC News
But the video is not real. It's not even from India. An unedited version of the video shows it is a child safety film from Pakistan, designed to create awareness. The last segment of the video, which shows one of the men holding up a sign that explains the incident, has been edited out in the version being spread on WhatsApp.

The video is accompanied by text messages that talk about "kidnappers" arriving in the city with the aim of snatching children.

Though it was initially spread via the messaging app, the panic was further fuelled when some regional media channels picked up the rumours, lending them credibility.
hoax  india  whatsapp 
5 days ago
Playbook for Launching a Local, Nonprofit News Outlet - Shorenstein Center
The project builds on the News Revenue Hub’s experience working with news organizations, industry groups, and researchers across the country. In line with the Hub’s mission, this playbook is designed to give emerging journalism ventures the tools they need to get started as they establish sustainable operations and fortify access to quality journalism in communities everywhere.
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5 days ago
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RT : Parliament to debate bill that would bring public service contractors, housing associations and other bodies under…
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RT : Ofcom has today published a major study of diversity in the UK-based radio industry and shows the scale of the dive…
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COMMENT CALL! I'm speaking at a police event about on Monday - please let me know anything you think I should…
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RT : reveals the enormous wealth amassed by a flamboyant British financier now under investigation in one of…
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5 days ago
How to create an Information Asset Register | E RADAR
List the purpose for which data is held - journaistic, billing, marketing
gdpr  dpa 
5 days ago
Principle (c): Data minimisation | ICO
So you should identify the minimum amount of personal data you need to fulfil your purpose. You should hold that much information, but no more.

This is the first of three principles about data standards, along with accuracy and storage limitation.

The accountability principle means that you need to be able to demonstrate that you have appropriate processes to ensure that you only collect and hold the personal data you need.

Also bear in mind that the GDPR says individuals have the right to complete any incomplete data which is inadequate for your purpose, under the right to rectification. They also have right to get you to delete any data that is not necessary for your purpose, under the right to erasure (right to be forgotten).
gdpr  dpa  Privacy 
5 days ago
Are the media and communications industries institutionally racist? | LSE Media Policy Project
One way of addressing this question is to reject the idea of race as a category, and instead interpret it as ‘a process of structured events which over time demonstrate a system whereby groups and individuals are racialized’. Race is then transformed from a static, singular property to a systemic, dynamic and fluid attribute, repeatedly applied to groups and individuals in ways that impose marginalisation on some and grant inclusion to others. Its systemic nature means it is deeply embedded across a wide range of situations, and so the stubborn persistence of institutional racism in the media and communications industries is more easily explained.
diversity  race  t  research  journalism 
5 days ago
BBC News on Instagram: “"I have been through bad times like you." Tap the link in our bio 👆to read the moving story of music shop owner James Jones who sent a…”
Georgina Rannard spotted a post on Reddit featuring a letter from a music store to a woman discussing the rental of a trumpet for her son. The music store owner had gifted the son the trumpet or as long as he continued to play. The story written by George Pierpoint, who interviewed both the son and the store, also featured on BBC News Instagram account where it did well in terms of likes and comments. People engaged with the piece telling us their own stories about the same music shop and how it too had inspired them to learn to play an instrument .
humaninterest  bbc  reddit  ugc 
5 days ago
Son shares mother's moving letter 'forgiving trumpet debt' - BBC News
Georgina Rannard spotted a post on Reddit featuring a letter from a music store to a woman discussing the rental of a trumpet for her son. The music store owner had gifted the son the trumpet or as long as he continued to play. The story written by George Pierpoint, who interviewed both the son and the store, also featured on BBC News Instagram account where it did well in terms of likes and comments. People engaged with the piece telling us their own stories about the same music shop and how it too had inspired them to learn to play an instrument .
humaninterest  bbc  reddit  ugc 
5 days ago
Sarah Burbedge - Senior Change Manager, BBC News - BBC | LinkedIn
Innovative and Creative Senior Change Manager leading Change across BBC News, with particular expertise in Diversity & Inclusion, Digital Innovation and Equality.
Member of Global Women in News Steering Group, Chair of BBC Parents Network and Fellow of Leaders Plus Network.

Fields of excellence: Change Management, Inclusion, Event Management and multi-platform live Broadcasts, Away Days & Workshop Design & Facilitation, Digital Innovation & Communication.
bbc  people  diversity  innovation 
5 days ago
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RT : Hello Culture returns to explore identity, STEAM, technological diversity and AI.
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RT : We've teamed up with to run a hackday on June 27, ahead of their conference, which is all…
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6 days ago
Join our bot-building team — Quartz Bot Studio
Join our bot-building team — Quartz Bot Studio
ojjobs  bots  dj  t 
6 days ago
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"Those who have had a social media post included in a story do not feel as good as those interviewed directly."…
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6 days ago
“D3 is not a Data Visualization Library”
The size and complexity of the library has always made it difficult to teach and almost every lesson and book (mine included) focuses first on establishing the JQuery part of the library, which is all about DOM manipulation to create and manipulate elements on a web page.
d3  t 
6 days ago
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Terrific work though. Hope you continue to do investigations in your future career. If you…
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MA students enjoying database joins, mapping, charts and calculations in with today.…
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