With the U.S. midterm elections still fresh on people’s minds, the timing couldn’t have been better for PBS MediaShift to produce a workshop focused on open data and government accountability on Nov. 6. Sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri and hosted by the Washington Post, the all-day workshop included collaborative improv exercises and tips from a diverse group of participants — entrepreneurs, journalists, technologists, designers, government workers and other major players in the tech and media field. Plus, there were presentations from eight innovative data projects.
We’ve rounded up a collection of photos, links and tweets from the event. Did you attend Collab/Space DC? Share your experience in the comments, and send us links to any blog posts or stories you may have written. We’ll add them to the post.
Data innovators find direction at Collab/Space DC, by Ashley Nguyen (IJNet)
Applying ‘Yes, And…’ Improv Rule to Open Data Projects at Collab/Space DC, by Meredith Broussard (PBS MediaShift)
Mr. Glaser goes to Washington; PBS MediaShift hosts open data event (It’s All Journalism podcast)
8 Data Innovation Projects to Present at Collab/Space DC, by Amelia Senter (PBS MediaShift)
Collab/Space DC Info Page (PBS MediaShift)
Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist based in India, and is the editorial assistant at PBS MediaShift. She is on Twitter @sonipaul.