LA NACION DATA Website

Meet the team!

>>> lanacion.com.ar/data <<<

Project Description

LA NACION DATA website is not just a website, it´s a strategy, a project and a team. The strategy has to do with the commitment of using data to tell stories and expand the use of data, preferably open data, to activate demand of public information, in a country that just passed a FOIA law.

The internal strategy is to work in teams with journalists, tv producers and infographers so we just facilitate the data and help in the investigation or analysis, but they are the ones who domain the topic and know how to tell the stories.  Seguir leyendo

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WiDS Buenos Aires

 

As a way to reach the community and focus our strategy vision we partnered with Stanford University, as a local host for Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference.

The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field.

LA NACION & the Engineering Faculty at Universidad de Buenos Aires hosted the 2nd edition in Argentina.

https://www.widsbuenosaires.org 

>>> Videos and Presentations <<<

The event presented more than 20 female speakers and + 300 participants throughout the day.

 

 

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LA NACION (Argentina): Open Data Journalism for change

Meet the team!

Open Data Journalism for Change

Since 2011 when LA NACION Data was launched as an open data journalism initiative, its strategy has been the same: to do data journalism AND to open data.

The vision we have is that each set of data that is published means that more knowledge is released.

The first step to make datasets famous is to become open data USERS. And if there is no open data, no problem, we need to become PRODUCERS and transform from closed formats to open data. We have to find and convert public information, so we file FOIA requests, we use more than 8 OCR engines combined with processes that automatize the feed from that closed PDF to a database adding rows in a database per month or daily, and we even type from handwritten data files. 

We also host civic marathons for opening data. Beside publishing products and services, we attended every launch of a data portal hosted by government ministries or secretaries (Open Argentina ConfScience & Technology, Justice, Agroindustry, ACUMARPrisons, province of Buenos Aires, city of Bahía Blanca, city of Pilar), NGO (Education Project) or Universities Data Lab (Di Tellaand report about it in our blog.  Seguir leyendo

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Open Collaboration :: Senate Expenses

Using our online collaborative platform Vozdata for Crowdsourcing, we continued during 2017 to open PDFs from Senate Expenses.

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/gastos-senado

and this year, during a civic marathon at LA NACION we got the visit of the new appointed Director of Senate Transparency. Take a look at our Facebook Album!

 

 

 

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DATAFEST 2014 – Opening Data for others to Mine

DATAFEST 2014 – Opening Data for others to Mine – LA NACION and Austral University (Data Mining Masters and Communications School)

Introduction

On October 31 and November 1st, 2014, La Nación and Austral University (Faculties of Communication and Engineering (Data Mining)  carried out the third edition of Datafest, the first event in the country for opening, mining and visualizing public data, which gathered more than 300 participants per day.  This event is aimed to promote the use of public information, no matter what format it´s in.  LA NACION Data team prepares and opens data specially for it, including data dictionaries to explain each dataset and it´s sources. This is summarized as links to different datasets in this link 

but also available in our Open Data Catalog for other to download, embed  or access through our API  here.

The Nacional and City of Buenos Aires governments presented new datasets available in open data format, and LNData team presented and explained other datasets tranformed from PDFs and opened as raw materials for data miners.

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