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1 FINDING DATA ON LINE An increasing number of governments are all levels are putting data on line Those databases come in all shapes and sizes The betting might be that journalists lack the time and expertise to make sense of it We must prove destroy that assumption

2 WHY WORK WITH DATA ONLINE Produces original stories that our competitors may not have More original stories, fewer encounters with assignment editors Data ads context Allows audiences to interact Gives us quick reference points when stories break Allows us to do a better job following money

3 WHAT TOOLS DO YOU NEED General knowledge of data: its strengths and weaknesses Abandon your fear of numbers Developing simple math skills: adding, subtracting, ratios, etc. Good knowledge of Excel; database managers; Mapping software; data-visualization tools

4 SOME EXAMPLES OF OPEN DATA SITES Edmonton Halifax’s Open Data Catalogue https://www.halifaxopendata.ca/ https://www.halifaxopendata.ca/ Ottawa Toronto Vancouver BC Ontario Open Data Pilot Project (federal government) World Development Indicators (The World Bank) Québec Ouvert (les données ouvertes pour le Québec)

5 Toronto restaurant inspections

6 DINESAFE

7 DineSafe

8 DINESAFE DATA

9 MAPPING NASTY RESTAURANTS

10 DINESAFE APP

11 Elections Elections Canada ct_sear ct_sear Elections Ontario CA/Tools/FinancialStatementsandContributions/R ealTimeDisclosure.htmch_option.aspx CA/Tools/FinancialStatementsandContributions/R ealTimeDisclosure.htmch_option.aspx Quebec political contributions ncial/financement-et-depenses- electorales/recherche-sur-les-donateurs.php# ncial/financement-et-depenses- electorales/recherche-sur-les-donateurs.php#

12 ONTARIO

13 The data website

14 The data

15 QUEBEC

16 The website

17 The data

18 The data_part two

19 National data sets Open Data Pilot Project (federal government) Arms Exports Canadian charities (Canada Revenue Agency) Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS): Main Menu SCREAQ/m.aspx?lang=eng SCREAQ/m.aspx?lang=eng Sunlight Foundation Tools and Projects

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21 Tracking lobbying dollars in the U.S.

22 INFLUENCE EXPLORER

23 OPEN SECRETS

24 International datasets Datacatalogs.org (a comprehensive list of open data catalogs currated by experts from around the world) National Transportation Safety Board inventory of databases The FDA's Adverse Drug Reaction Database urveillance/AdverseDrugEffects/ucm htm urveillance/AdverseDrugEffects/ucm htm MAUDE - Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience U.S. Department of LABOUR (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)

25 THE STORY

26 WHERE IT CAME FROM Buyandsell.gc.ca https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement- data/tenders/download-tenders-data https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement- data/tenders/download-tenders-data

27 The Excel table

28 THE COUNTERFEIT REFERENCE data-ontario

29 PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

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31 STUDENT DEBT


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