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The evolution of database journalism April 4, 2008

Posted by Robert Rich in symposium.
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Fernando Rodrigues, reporter and columnist for Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil, spoke about their new venture Politicos do Brasil, an innovative site that allows users to search countless records and information for various Brazilian politicians, including asset reports.

Rodrigues said the objectives of the project were:
– To build a database mashup
– To produce good investigative stories
– To offer readers a tool they can use
– To increase the newspaper’s online ventures
– To be more competitive in the online world

You can see the website here.

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