Mozilla Festival – Media, Freedom and the Web

To gain knowledge, insight and foresight into the developing media landscape, the best forms of education lie outside the classroom. I am a huge proponent of self-learning through experimentation. So I constantly go to events, lectures, hackathons and conferences. I have recently been to HackHackersNYC and HacksHackerTO, as well as universities and newsrooms in the … Continue Reading →

Data Journalism Opportunities in the Real World

Just a couple of notices regarding journalism skills to be got in the real world, not just the virtual. HacksHackers London meetup tomorrow on their 1 year anniversary. Be there or be an equilateral quadrangle. Speakers include Alec Muffett from Green Lane Security and Martin Belam from The Guardian. Stanford University School of Engineering are … Continue Reading →

Top 10 Things for getting Started in Data Journalism

Although “data journalism” can encompass infographics, interactives, web apps, FOI, databases and a whole host of other numbering, coding, displaying techniques; the road less travelled-by has certain steps, turns and speed bumps. In that sense, here’s a list of things to tick off if you’re interested in going down the data journalism road: Know the … Continue Reading →

Event – London Hacks Hackers

Who? Hacks/Hackers London What? Journalists call themselves “hacks,” someone who can churn out words in any situation. Hackers use the digital equivalent of duct tape to whip out code. Hacker-journalists try and bridge the two worlds. When? Wednesday, 22nd June 2011 at 07:00 pm Where? The Shooting Star 125-129 Middlesex St London E1 7JF Why? … 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 →