The View on Open Data and Data Journalism: Cases, Educational Resources and Current Trends

  • Irina Radchenko
  • Anna Sakoyan
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 436)


This article describes trends of open data development and a new discipline, which was formed largely due to the fact that the data have become available and open on the Internet. The authors provide a brief overview of the main directions in the development of open data and data journalism: educational projects, interaction with the community of developers using data management platforms, development of business community on open data basis. The article also discusses Russian educational projects dealing with open data and data journalism.


Open data Open government data Data journalism Open educational resources Data expeditions Open government 



We take this opportunity to express our profound gratitude to many people who have helped us with their support, assistance or inspiring example. In particular, we would like to thank Ivan Begtin, Director at NGO Infoculture, for his support, encouragement and making a huge contribution to the development of the environment, in which our work takes place. We would also like to thank Lucy Chambers, Project Coordinator at OKF, whose Data MOOC at School of Data last spring was a great source of inspiration for us. Another person whose research, as well as example and encouragement have been precious for us is Vanessa Gennarelli, Learning Lead at P2P University. One of our most fruitful experiments owes a lot to the cooperation and initiative on the part of Alexey Sidorenko, the head of the project Teplitsa of Social Technologies, and his crew.

This work was partially supported by Government of Russian Federation, Grant 074-U01.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ITMO UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Russian Analytical Publications Polit.ruMoscowRussia

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