Conference Publication Details
Mandatory Fields
Niall Ó Brolcháin, Lukasz Porwol, Adegboyega Ojo, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway. Tilman Wagner, Eva Tamara Lopez, Deutsche Welle, Bonn, Germany. Eric Karstens, European Journalism Centre, Brussels, Belgium.
dg.o 2017 18th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research
Extending Open Data Platforms with Storytelling Features
Optional Fields
Usable Open Data Platform Data-Driven Storytelling Data-Driven Journalism Journalism YDS Platform Open Data
New York
Research into Data-Driven Storytelling using Open Data has led to considerable discussion into many possible futures for storytelling and journalism in a Data-Driven world, in particular, into the Open Data directives framed by various governments across the globe as a means of facilitating governments, transparency enabled citizens and journalists to get more insights into government actions and enable deeper and easier monitoring of governments' work. While progress in the development of Open Data platforms (usually funded by national and local governments) has been significant, it is only now that we are beginning to see the emergence of more practical and more applied use of Open Data platforms. Previous works have highlighted the potential for storytelling using Open Data as a source of information for journalistic stories. Nevertheless, there is a paucity of studies into Open Data platform affordances to support Data-Driven Storytelling. In this paper, we elaborate on existing Open Data platforms in terms of support for storytelling and analyse feedback from stakeholder focus groups, to discover what methods and tools can introduce or facilitate the storytelling capabilities of Open Data platforms.
Grant Details
H2020 Your Data Stories
Publication Themes
Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy, Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences