Posts tagged: Data Journalism

Power BI Revs Up NASCAR Fantasy Game

The new driver comparison tool uses historical data from NASCAR’s robust data warehouse to compare two drivers at all the tracks on this year’s schedule. Now, for the first time, fans can compare the full racing profile of two drivers all in one place. This is just the first step in a greater effort for NASCAR to share race data with fans in a new and exciting way.

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USAFacts breaks down government financial data with Power BI

On tax day this year USAFacts is relying on Power BI to publish a 10-k report to provide a comprehensive view of the combined US federal, state and local governments’ revenues and expenditures. The data is collected from multiple government sources including the US Treasury Department, the Office of Management and Budget, the US Census Bureau, and the Federal Reserve.

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Seven Steps for Using Data and Power BI to be Productive in Telling a Data Story

The Microsoft Office team recently partnered with Levo, a network for millennials in the workplace to help navigate their career paths, to poll 1,500 community members to find out more about their productivity habits and challenges. The Office team was looking for an engaging way to share Levo’s findings with the media – one approach they took was to use Microsoft Power BI to produce an interactive and compelling report from the data. This report is an example using data visualization to enhance storytelling efforts by leveraging the Power BI publish to web capability on blogs, websites and news articles. Power BI has also proved to be a great tool for telling stories in broadcast media – one example is the recent election coverage from KING 5 News. As I dug through the data, I got to thinking about my own productivity habits and how I work with data to tell a story.

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Power BI and Surface Hub Help Local Broadcast Station Bring Election Results to Life

We’re living in an increasingly data-driven world, where the way we communicate and share information is rapidly evolving. Recently, I’ve been spending time with journalists who are at the center of this transition. They are striving to inform their readers and viewers and need to use data more and more to support their reporting. We’re exploring how Microsoft Power BI, as a communication tool, can transform the way journalists present information to their audience.

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