Other international projects
October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018
NCSR budget: 50,000€
Fake news emerges as an important problem for journalism and democracy, building on the growing loss of confidence in media. A potential solution could be to create more and better evidence-based stories that are supported by open data and readers can directly refer to original sources.Economy news are in the centre of attention not only as such but also as a base for social and political narratives. Notably, storylines that pivot around the “following public money” concept continue to be in demand both from data journalists and online readers, as governments have started to publish detailed economic data (e.g. public procurement, subsidies and aid).
OpJ will try to strengthen the re-usability of open data by journalists through the following toolkit: (a) Company name matching and advanced search in public procurement, (b) 1-click provenance to original data source and (c) News enrichment through data tags.