Journalism++ Stockholm (J++) is an freelance agency for datadriven journalism. We analyze and tell stories with data, as well as doing consultancy and in-house trainings with newsrooms. As the first agency dedicated to datadriven journalism in Sweden, J++ has had a pivotal role in developing the Swedish data journalism scene, creating both tools and methodology for colleagues. Among the things we have built and done for the benefit of the community (and ourselves): – Statscraper: A standard and a library for creating scrapers. With Statscraper comes a unified interface for both building and using scrapers, as well as standardised data formats. https://pypi.python.org/pypi/statscraper/1.0.6 – Thenmap, a repository for historical administrative borders, that sees a lot of usage from countries such as Finland and Switzerland, where there are often multiple municipality mergers each year: http://jplusplus.org/en/work/thenmap/ – Our internal fact checking method: https://github.com/jplusplus/check/blob/master/method.en.md – Lot’s of other stuff: https://gitlab.com/jplusplus/ Some other things we did over last past 12 months: – Newsworthy: A news service that automates story digging in statistical data: https://www.newsworthy.se/en/ – Teaching journalists to code over two five-week courses in Python for newsroom usage. – Giving many, many in-house training to newsrooms. – We used current and historical population grids to calculate the average distance to the nearest labour ward for citizens in each Swedish municipality, now and in the past. An ambitious GIS research, resulting in a web app: http://bb-resan.ottar.se/ – We took the ambitious municipality ranking of Dagens Samhälle online, and used a robot writer to expand on what part of the figures stood out in each municipality, rather than just publishing the figures: http://superkommuner2017.dagenssamhalle.se/ – Running a scraper that collects all meeting minutes from the municipality of Tampere. The documents are scanned for certain topics, and alerts are sent to reporters at the Aamulehti newspaper when a topic they are following pops up: http://jplusplus.org/en/work/monitoring-tampere-municipality/ – We wrote weekly datadriven articles for Dagens Samhälle, using tools such as scrapers and GIS software to take their data reporting one step further: http://jplusplus.org/sv/work/dagens-samhalle/ – We helped Expressen mapping criminal gangs and deadly shootings of Stockholm: https://www.expressen.se/nyheter/qs/gangen-inifran/konfliktzon-stockholm/192/ – For the third consecutive year, we have been monitoring how well the 290 municipalities of Sweden are covered by news media outlets, keeping a database over media presence and owner structures: http://mediestudier.se/kommunbevakning2017/ – We were part of the Security For Sale investigation: https://thecorrespondent.com/10221/security-for-sale-the-price-we-pay-to-protect-europeans
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