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Eric Ulken on data

February 20, 2009

In the audio below I speak with Eric Ulken formerly of the LA Times about the lessons learned building a data desk for that paper. There’s more detail in this article at the online journalism review.

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In the OJR article Eric lists, 10 pieces of advice for those of you building or looking to build a data team in your newsroom, number 6 is, “Do breaking news.” Indeed, the flurry of mashups and visualisations around #uksnow demonstrated the value of being fleet of code in response to developing stories.