Medialab Prado


Data Jouralism. First learning session: Data Capture

12.01.2012 17:30h - 20:30h

Place: Medialab-Prado · Plaza de las Letras, C/ Alameda, 15 Madrid

A learning session about the different ways of getting data from public institutions and other information portals, as well as a legal and practical approach to data access in Spain. Workshops and lectures by David Cabo, Sergio Álvarez, Carlos Sánchez (The Data Republic), Helen Darbishire  (Access Info Europe) y Jorge Cancio (Proyecto Aporta). [live streaming]

This activity is part of the Data Journalism work group.

Free admission. Limited seating


the guardian chart flow

Image: Data Journalism diagram by The Guardian




17:30 - 18:30: Workshops

18:30h: Talks on access and reuse

19:45h: Presentation of The Data Republic and workshop about social media data extraction, with Carlos Sánchez (The Data Republic) [+info]


Data Journalism group

The Data Journalism group has started with the aim of explaining what this new discipline consists of and especially to explore its development potential in Spain. We are beginning with a series of workshops and talks to study the various phases this type of investigation should involve. The first session is about Data Capture.

Getting the data needed to carry out an investigation is not always easy. One must locate it first, and then request and wait to receive it, if the information is public. If the data is available on the Web, one must extract it and create treatable databases. This is a special feature of data journalism. In addition to the content of the information, other factors acquire significance, such as the format or knowing how to use the data obtained. These topics will be addressed in the session on Data Capture. 

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