Real-time data-based journalism

The Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) is conducting research in digital media development and most lately on how you can process data streams to new information flows that can be transformed into news reporting.

A part of that research has been conducted in collaboration with IC Robotic where our editor, software, and employees have been an important part of the project called “Data speaks about Aarhus”. Jyllands-Posten, a large newspaper in Denmark, has also been part of the project, and the news reporting has been integrated with their CMS and is textualized and visualized here.

  • Real-time hyperactual overview of Aarhus city

  • Making data come alive from several data source

  • Full integration in Jyllands-Posten Aarhus’s CMS

  • Unlimited opportunities to write independent news stories based on the data overview

“This project is so promising that all the big news organizations should make a policy for, how they will use and take advantage of all the many new opportunities. It requires resources and competencies, but when first the groundwork has been done, the gains are significant.”
– Lars Kabel, lecturer at the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX), read more here.

Example from “Data speaks about Aarhus”

The following text is from “Data speaks about Aarhus” and it is continuously updated on Jyllands-Posten Aarhus’s website throughout the day when data changes.

“We can amongst other things ascertain that there on this Friday afternoon are 2.379 available parking spots in public parking houses and that the thermometer shows 19 degrees Celcius. Since midnight an average of 4 new citizens moved to Aarhus, and in the same period 435 tons of waste has been burned at the waste disposal facility north of the city.”

You can take a closer look at the project here where you furthermore can see how many kilowatts the public solar panels produce at the moment or how many ships are docking at Aarhus Harbour right now.

Example from “Data speaks about Aarhus”

The following text is from “Data speaks about Aarhus” and it is continuously updated on Jyllands-Posten Aarhus’s website throughout the day when data changes.

“We can amongst other things ascertain that there on this Friday afternoon are 2.379 available parking spots in public parking houses and that the thermometer shows 19 degrees Celcius. Since midnight an average of 4 new citizens moved to Aarhus, and in the same period 435 tons of waste has been burned at the waste disposal facility north of the city.”

You can take a closer look at the project here where you furthermore can see how many kilowatts the public solar panels produce at the moment or how many ships are docking at Aarhus Harbour right now.

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