More journalistic data mining in the public interest

When you have Associated Press nerd-journalist extraordinaire Jonathan Stray giving  a brilliant explanation of the use of data-mining strategies to wring the sense out of massive numbers of documents — such as the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs released by Wikileaks — you go with it. And I do mean brilliant. Every investigative reporter in America ought to listen to all 19+ minutes of this audio-powerpoint presentation. (Big h/t to Maria Popova, editor of Brain Pickings.)


Filed under data mining, investigative journalism, Wikileaks

5 responses to “More journalistic data mining in the public interest

  1. Pingback: ขุดข่าวจากวิกิลีกส์ ด้วยโปรแกรมคอมพิวเตอร์ | วารสารศาสตร์ข้อมูล - Data Journalism

  2. Pingback: Top Posts —

  3. war is wrong. and the ap is almost always on the side of more war.

  4. griffithinsider

    Am writing a thesis on Public Trust in WikiLeaks, the Media and the Government and need to know what your opinions are. The online survey is multiple choice and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please follow the link: Please encourage others to do the survey also.

  5. Pingback: How Journalists Data-Mined the Wikileaks Docs | JetLib News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s