In this issue, I decided to look at sensor journalism in the tech column, essentially data journalism is when electronic sensors are used to collect data for stories. It is seen as good pairing with data journalism, indeed sensor journalism can help to fill a gap when data is missing.
There was a lot of ground to cover in just a few hundred words. I couldn’t even begin covering the complexities of getting the right data, nor did I want to go over the ethics of sensor journalism having covered similar issues earlier in the year for the story on journalism drones.
You can read the story here. If you want more information about these elements of sensor journalism, please follow the links below to find some of the reference material I used.
The Journalist, DECEMBER 2013 / JANUARY 2014, SENSOR JOURNALISM
The circadas are coming, Nieman Journalism Lab
Is sensor journalism feasible, or even ethical Paid Content
Sensor journalism: turning journalists into scientists, one data point at a time, Figure One
Sensoring the news, O’Reilly Radar
The Journalist, December 2013 / January 2014, SoundNote
Soundnote website, Infogr.am