Mirko Lorenz
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Mirko Lorenz replied to Hanna McLean's discussion Introducing Datawrapper! The new tool that breaks down barriers in visualising and publishing data in the group Data-Driven Journalism
"Hi everyone,  we are thrilled about the reception Datawrapper got so far, although this only beta. The very, very best thing that happens: We see people succeeding with the tool - the number of charts produced with Datawrapper is astounding. We…"
Feb 27, 2012
Mirko Lorenz updated their profile
Nov 10, 2011
Jonathan Gray and Mirko Lorenz are now friends
Jun 17, 2011
Mirko Lorenz commented on Liliana Bounegru's group Data-Driven Journalism
"@benno Hansen. Yes and no. Partially, because what we see here is the result of the Gapminder acquisition that happened already like two, three years ago. Anybody interested in telling stories with data will the Google site above and quite a few…"
Jun 9, 2011
Soon seo, Park left a comment for Mirko Lorenz
"Thank you for the. reply. I have great concern about DDJ...hope to see you near future..^^"
Jun 8, 2011
Mirko Lorenz commented on Liliana Bounegru's group Data-Driven Journalism
"Everyone: This is linking to a very cool "How to" for data journalism, written by Sarah Cohen (Washington Post). It starts from a journalist perspective, asking "What is the story in the data?". Excellent…"
Jun 7, 2011
Mirko Lorenz left a comment for Soon seo, Park
"Hey, saw your interest in data-driven journalism training - which is great. Bear with us, we are working on it. I am currently writing the syllabus for a one-week training, from a journalist perspective. First outing to be expected for September…"
Jun 7, 2011
Mirko Lorenz and Soon seo, Park are now friends
Jun 7, 2011
Mirko Lorenz commented on Liliana Bounegru's group Data-Driven Journalism
"Here is another approach to visualize data, in a simple way - might be a short-cut for journalists: http://numberpicture.com/"
May 20, 2011
Mirko Lorenz and Howard Hudson are now friends
Oct 18, 2010
Mirko Lorenz commented on Liliana Bounegru's group Data-Driven Journalism
"Regarding the distinction between computer-assisted reporting and data-driven journalism: I'm not interested in excluding anyone here. But I kind of think that the typical CAR specialist would be working alone or in small teams investigating…"
Oct 12, 2010
Mirko Lorenz commented on Liliana Bounegru's group Data-Driven Journalism
"@Bianca Lemmens comment: I think there is a difference, posted a reply on the comment over at J-source that is waiting for approval. Very open to debate on this and even to be proven wrong ,-)"
Oct 12, 2010
Mirko Lorenz and Cristiana Pereira are now friends
Oct 8, 2010
Mirko Lorenz commented on Liliana Bounegru's group Data-Driven Journalism
""Scraperwiki to build largest community supported public data store in world." http://socialmedia.net/2010/10/06/scraperwiki-hacks-and-hackers-day-comes-to-dublin"
Oct 6, 2010
Mirko Lorenz commented on Liliana Bounegru's group Data-Driven Journalism
"Here is an *interesting* way to interact with consumers: The Spendometer. There is something playful here, I like such approaches. I think that if we attach services to data-driven journalism (like "how to buy and keep a house", etc.) it…"
Oct 6, 2010
Mirko Lorenz left a comment for Silvia Cobo
"Hola Silvia, good to see you here"
Oct 6, 2010

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Job Title
Journalist, Information Architect/Innovation Projects
Media Category
Online, Online Media
Name/s of media you are currently involved with
Deutsche Welle/Innovation Projects
Personal or Professional Website
What do you hope to gain from this community?
Would like to connect to "makers" of cool journalism stuff - multimedia and data.
Tell us a little bit about yourself
I am a journalist/information architect, based in Cologne, Germany. I love storytelling, both as a listener and narrator. With pictures or data, that's about it.

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At 6:23 on June 8, 2011, Soon seo, Park said…
Thank you for the. reply. I have great concern about DDJ...hope to see you near future..^^
At 15:57 on September 3, 2010, Jonathan Gray said…
Mirko: we're currently looking at scaling WhatDoTheyKnow.com to other European countries. This would be a great help in making/following up/documenting requests, especially if from multiple sources. More generally I am happy to provide introductions in this area on a country/topic basis. My OKF contact details are listed at: .
At 11:04 on August 27, 2010, Marco Maas said…
hi and thank you - we would be honoured ;-) thanks again, it was a great event! great spirit amongst the people.
At 13:04 on August 11, 2010, Nils Mulvad said…
Hi Mirko
Ofcourse I remember. You can also mail directly at nils.mulvad@kaasogmulvad.dk. I have just decided to paticipate the 24th of August, have filled in the form and booked a plane. Looking forward.

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Peace and Journalism

Here, journalists and media reporters, editors and broadcasters choose to report only relevant stories that focus on non-violent responses, innovative ideas and minds that search for a better world, and welcome only the positive insights. We refuse to cover hatred but allow those that choose for a constructive dialogue.If there is a conflict we look for the causes, and we write about actors which try to find solutions. We want to show the world that journalists aren't part of conflicts, but we…See More
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Criminalization of defamation: 'press freedom' or judicial integrity?

In a web search for defamation, one sees various articles mentioning the criminalization of defamation: in a variety of countries, such as eastern European or Russian countries, or Zimbabwe. Various human rights organizations or NGOs are reported to have signed protests against recent attempts to re-introduce criminal defamation into law in some of them. It is often argued as an attack on press freedom.The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) does not apparently support criminalization of…See More
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Bangladesh tops 32 nations in climate risk chart

DHAKA, Oct 30, 2014-Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and South Sudan led a ranking of countries facing extreme risks as a result of climate change, exacerbating the chances of civil conflict, according to a study by UK researcher Maplecroft.A total of 32 countries out of 196 surveyed face that level of threat, the Bath, England-based analyst said today in an e-mailed statement, the study said.Nigeria, Chad, Haiti, Ethiopia, the Philippines, the Central African Republic and Eritrea rounded out 10 most…See More

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