How has the increase in the availability of data changed how you hold government and companies to account?
Please help me map changes in journalism practice by telling how 4 types of information availability have affected - or not - the way you and your organisation performs its watchdog role.
Is your organisation increasing the data skills of its workforce in any of the following ways?
Tick as many as apply
How much have right to information laws (e.g. Freedom of Information, Data Protection, etc.) changed how you hold power to account over the past decade?
This includes the use of laws in other countries to obtain information about operations in your own country
Please provide an example of how right to information laws are being used in your newsroom - or how they're not
Your answer
How much have government data sites (e.g. Data.gov) changed how you hold power to account?
This includes the use of data sites in other countries to obtain information about operations in your own country
Please provide an example of how data sites are being used in your newsroom - or how they're not
Your answer
How much have independent open data initiatives (i.e. those initiated outside of government) changed how you hold power to account?
Examples might include MySociety, OpenCorporates, etc. This includes the use of open data initiatives in other countries to obtain information about operations in your own country
Please provide an example of how independent open data initiatives are being used in your newsroom - or how they're not
Your answer
How much have APIs changed how you hold power to account?
APIs might include Freebase, Google Maps, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, My Society, NYT, Guardian, internal APIs, etc.
Please provide an example of how APIs are being used in your newsroom - or how they're not
Your answer
Are there any other sources of data which have had an impact on your news production processes?
This might include commercial sources of data, feeds, etc.
Your answer
Do you expect this to change in the future? Why?
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What is your role?
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What sector(s) do you work in?
In what country?
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