Tag: open knowledge foundation

by Concha Catalan

It was bound to happen in an organization such as the Open Knowledge Foundation. People who have never met face to face have been working to adapt the successful project spendingstories.org to Spanish. The API collects and compares episodes of public expenditure which are often surprising for the general public. Members of okfn.es, openkratio.org, and [...] more »

by Neil Ashton

Spending Stories, which officially launched Thursday, is a new way to put spending figures in their proper perspective. Developed by the Open Knowledge Foundation and Journalism++ with funding from the Knight Foundation, Spending Stories is an app that helps citizens and journalists understand and compare monetary amounts in stories from the news. When we hear [...] more »

by Neil Ashton

The biannual Open Knowledge Conference, the world’s leading event in open knowledge, is taking place this week in Geneva. This year’s OKCon asks: How can open data become a deeper part of public life? Citizen data explorers and investigators are crucial — that is why a full track of events will cover evidence and stories, [...] more »

by Vitor Baptista

This post was co-written by Neil Ashton, writer for the Open Knowledge Foundation’s School of Data blog. How can Brazilians participate in the allocation of public spending to ensure that it is used to construct a free, fair and sustainable society? With this question, Open Knowledge Foundation Brasil and the Brazilian NGO INESC (Institute of [...] more »

by Lucy Chambers

Another busy year has passed since the first School of Data Journalism at the [International Journalism Festival in Perugia](http://www.journalismfestival.com). Last year, the [Open Knowledge Foundation](http://okfn.org) and the [European Journalism Centre](http://www.ejc.net/ejc/) launched the [Data Journalism Handbook](http://datajournalismhandbook.org), and this year, the two organizations were back organizing the festival within a festival. Here are a few highlights. Attendees [...] more »

by Lisa Evans

The International Journalism Festival will take place April 24-27 in Perugia, Italy. We are excited to announce that the School of Data Journalism will be held for the second time at the festival. The workshop will be run by the School of Data team at the Open Knowledge Foundation and the European Journalism Centre (EJC) [...] more »

by Lisa Evans

The Open Knowledge Foundation’s Open Spending platform is a hive of activity and packed full of colorful displays of spending and budgets from all over the world. Its aim is to help track government and corporate financial transactions across the world and present them in useful and engaging forms. For some time now, users have [...] more »

by Lisa Evans

With the new year just a week away, it’s the time of year when you might be thinking about the calenders you use and wondering how they could work better for you. Just over a month ago, the OpenSpending team floated the idea of an open spending calendar. The idea was to monitor some key [...] more »

by Lisa Evans

At OpenSpending we really want to make it easy and fun for journalists to write great stories with data. But what can we do to help? There are already tons of ways for journalists to find newsworthy data. For example, in the U.K. there are daily email alerts for government data releases and even calendars [...] more »

by Lucy Chambers

PERUGIA, Italy — Here at the [International Journalism Festival](http://www.journalismfestival.com/) the launch of three large initiatives have generated a lot of the buzz around the topic of data journalism. [The School of Data Journalism](http://blog.okfn.org/2012/02/02/diving-into-data-the-school-of-data-journalism-at-the-international-journalism-festival-in-perugia/), organized by the European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation, is composed of three panels and five workshops and dives into [...] more »