Financial Data and Journalism - How Bloomberg Makes Data Work

A session at Strata London 2012

Tuesday 2nd October, 2012

1:30pm to 1:55pm (GMT)

Financial data is gaining traction. And you don’t need to be an investor or a stock broker to know that the world’s markets have a massive impact on our everyday lives. Whether it is the Eurozone crisis or Facebook’s historical Initial Public Offering, financial data and what media organisations make out of them has become crucial.

The question we will raise during this session is how does a financial news organisation like Bloomberg handle data on a daily basis to the point of being rewarded as Best Data Provider and Best News Provider at the Inside Market Data Awards this year.

We will give our audience a grasp of how financial data is processed and used on a daily basis and how Bloomberg News is making the most out of it by developping exciting projects in data journalism and interactive visualizations on all its multimedia platforms.

  • Introduction to Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg News
  • Introduction to financial data and the way we process it everyday
  • The many ways in which financial data can be used and is being used
  • Once the data is collected and published to Bloomberg terminal users, what do we do with it?
  • How Bloomberg News handles financial data to produce ground-breaking journalism (with key case studies)
  • How Bloomberg News is nurturing data journalism projects (with examples of failures and success stories) and what we can expect for the future

We hope that by the end of the session members of the audience will have acquired a general understanding of those topics and in some instances some detailed knowledge of how we handle data in our news-making process.

Only a keen interest in financial markets and data journalism would be necessary for this session. We aim at showcasing the process in which we handle data on a daily basis and how our news organisation is working on the future of data journalism so we believe that a non-technical audience keen enough to learn more on the topic would be able to grasp the content tackled in this presentation.

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marianne bouchart

Editor : Web News Producer : Data Journalism Lecturer/Speaker bio from LinkedIn

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Strata London 2012

England England, London

1st2nd October 2012

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Time 1:30pm1:55pm GMT

Date Tue 2nd October 2012

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