A new Google DNI project namely Data Stories (https://newsinitiative.withgoogle.com/dnifund/dni-projects/data-stories-…) will begin in 2018 with SKEL lab as one of the partners. The project is projected to start in October 2018 and will run for 18 months.
Data plays a critical role in the validation of facts and finding new stories – provided that data can be easily analysed and understood. Getting the “gist” of a data source and quickly finding out what questions can be answered, is still a challenge. DataStories seeks to provide a solution that will equip journalists with skills required for data journalism, enabling them to analyse flows of data and bring sense and structure to it. It will help to extract facts and insights, revealing the “hidden” stories that the data brings up, providing the context to support and shape journalist’s future stories.