media140 & Big Data Week

Between 2010 and 2014, media140 created a series of events in Barcelona.

Big Data Week
Big Data Week (#bdw13 & #bdw14) connected more than 25 cities around the world with events relating to big data. In Barcelona it brought together scientists, technologists, academics, journalists and businesspeople … It was promoted by the group Catalunya Dades (Data Catalonia), a network with representatives from branches of the public administration that had begun to allow public access to data, private companies that reuse it, representatives of academia, science and communication researchers, and members of the public.

Program 2014 Big Data Week Barcelona #BDW14
Hackathon-fitxa Jornada-BDW-fitxa

Program 2013 Big Data Week Barcelona #Big-Data-WeekBDW13


media140 was held in Sydney in 2009, an event about the future of journalism in the social media age. A year later, in November 2010, with its creator Ande Gregson, and the help of a few new and old friends Watch videos.

media140 Frontiers. Barcelona. November 2010. One afternoon and a few talks (watch videos here): media140 Barcelona 2010
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In 2011, media140 Barcelona held a two day conference exploring the impact of emerging digital and social technologies on journalism, media communications and publishing. Practitioners, entrepreneurs and thinkers from around the world, working in the field of journalism, media and communications, discussed, reflected and explored, in workshops, roundtables and individual sessions, how to harness social technologies to improve the journalism we were doing then. Two days of sessions looking at measuring audience participation, listening to community conversations; how to market and syndicate digital content; best practice in ‘mobile’ journalism, collaborative editing video, using opendata, crowd sourcing and much more. You can still view most sessions here.

In 2012, media140 Barcelona, continued partnership with VilaWeb with new workshops and conducted media140+ a series of experimental events in Bar Borneo and a few other events, some of them linked below.

Workshops – ‘Els tallers de media140 tornen a l’Espai VilaWeb’
Talks – ‘Estratègies de comunicació per a Causes Socials
Geolocation (CartoDB) ‘Taller de visualització i anàlisi de dades geoespacials’
Data Journalism – ‘Periodisme de dades i noves narratives visuals’Statistics Extension Workshop’ at Idescat – ‘The New Data Journalism
‘Social Business’ workshops for ESADE


Related articles:
El periodisme d’avui és periodisme de dades (Artículo en español)

Related posts:
media140Frontiers. Barcelona. November 2010