There’s More Than One Way To Wrangle Data – Recasting with Google, R and Python

Just as facts can be woven in many different ways to produce many different narratives, so data visualisation lends itself to story telling and not just data wrangling. The extra dimension involved in the thing we currently call ‘Data Journalism’, is the fact that there are many different tools with which we weave data into … Continue Reading →

Why Data Needs Journalism and Journalism Needs Data

I’ve come specifically to the Open Knowledge Conference for the track on data journalism (although I’m very interested in the open data scene anyway). It was a call to action more than an educational exposition. Data journalism doesn’t have a set path nor definition which is why there’s a lot of journalism falling under the … Continue Reading →

Data Journalism: The Story So Far

And here’s what Tim Berner-Lee, founder of the internet, said regarding the subject of data journalism: Journalists need to be data-savvy… [it's] going to be about poring over data and equipping yourself with the tools to analyse it and picking out what’s interesting. And keeping it in perspective, helping people out by really seeing where it … Continue Reading →