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Matt Stiles

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    KnightBlog is sharing data visualizations from this week's MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, focused on the future of news and information with the theme of "The Story & the Algorithm." For more, follow #civicmedia and @knightfdn. People following and attending the MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference yesterday posted more than 2,600 tweets with the #civicmedia hashtag. This chart shows the total number of tweets by hour. Clear spikes are evident during the opening “Turning Data into Narrative” panel and around 1:30 p.m., when the Knight News Challenge winners were announced:    This version of the chart shows #civicmedia tweets by the minute, beginning at 9 a.m. The same spikes related to conference activity are evident. Sixteen tweets were posted at 1:32 p.m., for example:    
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    KnightBlog is sharing data visualizations from this week's MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, focused on "The Story & the Algorithm." For more, follow #civicmedia and @knightfdn today and Tuesday. Knight Foundation received roughly 1,000 applications for the Knight News Challenge on networks.  The applications came throughout the challenge period, which stretched from Feb. 27 to St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. But most came during the closing days.  
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    Roughly 300 people from across the country and the world will gather today to talk about the future of news and information as part of today’s MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference in Cambridge, Mass. Since the theme is 'The Story and the Algorithm,' we decided to produce some data visualizations around the conference and its content. The first, this map, shows where American attendees live:  This map shows the most common U.S. states: And this chart breaks down the attendees by their Web site domains, and also by their gender: