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Issue #1 - the experiment

Welcome to the first edition of the Interhacktives newsletter, where we’ll update you with our latest articles, interviews, and how-to-guides, as well as keeping you informed about what’s going on in the digital journalism world.
 

NEW INTERVIEWS on Interhacktives this week...
Elliot Bentley, founder of oTranscribe, tells us how his new app will make transcribing easier. 
Sarah Hartley, runs Contributoria, a crowdfunded collaborative journalism platform  – where readers choose what gets commissioned.
Online communities and apps ANALYSED
Billy Ehrenberg looks at how Strava, a running and cycling app, has created a community of competitiors
Joe Hall examines The Hemingway App, a new tool that promises to turn your prose into great literature.
And here's what tomorrow's digital journalists are thinking...
"Data journalism is about more than finding a shocking figure," argues Anthony Organ.
And on the wider interwebs, we've been keeping an eye out for the latest developments in digital journalism, some of the best data stories, and who's doing what where...

Top 3 data stories of the week...

When You Fall in Love, This Is What Facebook Sees

Facebook Data Science
Suicide kills as many as the troubles in Northern Ireland
The Detail, Northern Ireland
Why is it so hard to work out the cost of flooding?
BBC

Ones to watch...
Richard Moynihan, perhaps best known for his Metro live blog 'Is there smoke yet?' about the selection of the latest pope, has just started as The Telegraph's Social Media Editor, after previously working as Social Media and Community Manager at The Metro.

Follow him on Twitter @richjm
And lastly here's a quick spotlight on data journalism globally...

Germany's Zeit Online, the website for weekly newspaper Die Zeit, has announced that it has established a new, senior editorial team for investigative and data journalism.
 
Zeit Online has been producing data journalism stories for the best part of three years, but the new team will give the news organisation "the structure and the time" to work on in-depth stories on a regular basis, Sascha Venohr, Head of Data Journalism at Zeit, told journalism.co.uk.

Their recent data-driven stories have included an interactive visualisation of Germany's Winter Olympics medals since 1952; an article and interactive map looking at where the most legally-owned firearms are in Germany; and an interactive database detailing MP activity in Parliament for the last legislative period.


 
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