Empowering Data Driven Journalism in Macedonia

Adriana Mijushkovikj, Visar Shehu*

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Abstract

The need for independent media and powerful media is a must for any country aspiring to build upon values of a democratic society. Unfortunately, even though Macedonia has often been shaken by huge corruption scandals the general public is often ill informed or misguided by the media. This paper presents our efforts to create tools that will aid investigative journalists to better collect, analyze and present data to their audience. For this purpose a system that collects and organizes public procurement data in Macedonia has been generated. Furthermore, the developed system applies data mining algorithms against the datasets with the purpose of discovering trends, hidden information, relations between entities and anomalies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMISNC, SI, DS 2016
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the The 3rd Multidisciplinary International Social Networks Conference on SocialInformatics 2016, Data Science 2016
PublisherACM Publishing
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4129-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Multidisciplinary International Social Networks Conference on SocialInformatics, Data Science 2016 - Union, United States
Duration: 15 Aug 201617 Aug 2016
Conference number: 3

Conference

Conference3rd Multidisciplinary International Social Networks Conference on SocialInformatics, Data Science 2016
Abbreviated titleData Science 2016
CountryUnited States
CityUnion
Period15/08/1617/08/16

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