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Thursday, July 6 • 11:54am - 12:12pm
The growing popularity of R in data journalism

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Online presentation: https://goo.gl/pF9bKU

In this talk, Timo Grossenbacher, data journalist at Swiss Public Broadcast and creator of Rddj.info, will show that R is becoming more and more popular among a new community: data journalists. He will showcase some innovative work that has been done with R in the field of data journalism, both by his own team and by other media outlets all over the world. At the same time, he will point out the strengths (reproducibility, for example) and hurdles (having to learn to code) of using R for a typical data journalism workflow – a workflow that is often centered around quick, exploratory data analysis rather than statisticial modeling. During the talk, he will also point out and controversially discuss packages that are of great help for journalists especially, such as the tidyverse, readxl and googlesheets packages.

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Timo Grossenbacher

Projektleiter «Automated Journalism», Tamedia
Timo Grossenbacher (1987) verantwortet seit Sommer 2020 Projekte im Bereich «Automated Journalism» bei Tamedia. Davor war er mehr als fünf Jahre als Datenjournalist bei Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen tätig. Er hat Geographie und Informatik an der Universität Zürich studiert und... Read More →

Thursday July 6, 2017 11:54am - 12:12pm CEST
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