I recently was asked to speak at the inaugural meetup of HacksHackers Canterbury. I wasn’t sure what proportion of developers and journalists would turn up or what they would like to hear. So I decided to give my top ten tips for working on a data driven project and managing the relations between what the … Continue Reading →
The following is a written representation of a presentation I gave at SxSW on a panel entitled “Maps of Time: Data as Narrative” (click on the link to listen to the panel) and at POLIS Journalism Conference: Reporting The World #polis12 on a panel entitled “Disruptive Data: How can we use data journalism to investigate more deeply and … Continue Reading →
This is my year to learn to code and if the number of sign ups for codeyear is anything to go by, I’m surely not alone. It’s great that lots of people want to learn to code but ironically enough it’s not the numbers that interest me. It’s the reasons. What do all these people … Continue Reading →
This post is for December’s Carnival of Journalism where we were asked to write what would be the best present from programmers/journalists that Santa Claus could leave under your Christmas tree? Stick people courtesy of xkcd. My Christmas wish from both programmers and journalists would be the realisation that both cultures are dependent on the goodwill and … Continue Reading →
I consume, code and curate news. I am no longer in the ‘newsroom’ per se, but taking a step back and looking deeper in to the nuts and bolts of the news platform has given me time for reflection. I reflect off hard surfaces. As such, I would like to present three sources of information … Continue Reading →
This week the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism released its annual State of the Media Report. The findings are based on American media, which is the same species as the UK media but of a different tribe. Nevertheless, I think a lot of the findings ring true for the media sector here. … Continue Reading →
With the next set of WikiLeaks due out soon I thought I’d remind everyone that the first release of the Afghan War Logs highlighted the importance of datajournalism. Here’s a guide the good people at The Guardian made. They are one of the few champions when it comes to datajournalism. Well recommended reading indeed.
Who? Frontline Club What? Find out how top data-driven journalists collate, analyse and present vast amounts of facts and figures into interactive graphics, searchable databases and fascinating charts. When? Wednesday, 22nd September at 07:00 PM Where? 13 Norfolk Place London W2 1QJ Why? What would you do if someone handed you 90,000 unfiltered documents and … Continue Reading →