Open Data Philly keeps growing
More than 70 new datasets have been added to Open Data Philly since the project was relaunched earlier this year. Check “Featured Projects” on the home page for an updated look at apps, maps, services and tools developed using data from the site.
OpenDataPhilly.org also now offers introductory video tutorials in two languages:
• Welcome to Open Data Philly
• How community leaders, citizens, journalists, and others can use Open Data Philly
• Bienvenido a Open Data Philly
• Open Data Philly: Para los líderes de la comunidad, los ciudadanos y los periodistas
The Center for Public Interest Journalism organized two recent panels featuring Philadelphia’s open data leaders, first during Barcamp News Innovation and then for a party of international visitors at the city’s Innovation Lab.
Breaking news! We just learned that Open Data Philly has been nominated for Web Project of the Year from the Philadelphia Geek Awards. Winners will be announced on August 15th at the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Spring conference recap
By the time the Investigative Reporters and Editor 2015 Conference left Philadelphia last month, CPIJ and the Temple University School of Media and Communication had sent 48 attendees – including 25 journalists from the Philadelphia region — and played a role in eight panels.
Next Mayor update
Just a couple of weeks before Philadelphia’s mayoral primary election in May, the Center for Public Interest Journalism and Next Mayor project partners hosted a debate among Philadelphia Democratic mayoral candidates at the Temple Performing Arts Center.
CPIJ announced earlier this year that it was joining Philadelphia Media Network – owner of Philly.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News – and others in a foundation-funded partnership designed to support high-quality reporting on the 2015 Philadelphia mayoral campaign.
CPIJ also partnered with AL DÍA News Media to produce live streaming video coverage of their mayoral forum.
(Debate photo courtesy of Stephanie Aaronson, Philly.com)