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Exclusive interview with Patrick Smith, editor of The Media Briefing

March 31, 2011

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Piechart Polly is thrilled to annouce she has wangled an exclusive interview with Patrick Smith. In case you’re not familiar with this online whizz and self-professed twitter fiend here’s a quick bio. Age: 28 Occupation: Freelance journalist. Positions: Editor and chief analyst of The Media Briefing, a real-time intelligence platform. Previous work: UK correspondent for […]

How to use Google Refine

March 31, 2011

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So, you’ve found some data but how on earth do you make any sense of it? Well you can use a programme such as Google Refine, built especially for people wanting to make sense of data (hurrah!). Google Refine aims to work with messy data by cleaning it up and transforming it from one format […]

Interview with Simon Rogers, Editor of the Guardian’s Data Blog

March 31, 2011

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Data Deborah and Spreadsheet Sue have been working hard on XCity magazine for the past few weeks. Simon Rogers was recently awarded the inaugural XCity Award, which you can read about in full here, but he also spoke to us about data. Watch the video below to hear his thoughts on infographics, crowdsourcing the MP’s […]

Data Event – news:rewired – noise to signal 27 May 2011

March 31, 2011

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Here at Dressingupdata HQ we like to keep you in the loop with latest happenings in the data journalism world. So if you are just dipping your toes in the data deluge or are swimming in spreadsheets, you need to book your place at this essential event hosted by journalism.co.uk The day will look at: […]

Should journalists crowdsource data?

March 30, 2011

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At the recent talk given by Future Human’s Jack Roberts, he mentioned the different techniques employed by The Daily Telegraph and the Guardian when dealing with the data from the MP’s expenses scandal. The Telegraph locked several of their journalists in a ‘bunker’ to wade through the stacks of data, whereas the Guardian made the […]

A list of where to find data on the internet

March 30, 2011

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Data is increasingly becoming a source of stories for journalists. Here at dressingupdata HQ we’re learning fast that data isn’t about the raw information, it’s about the stories that raw information tells us. But how does a journalist go about finding said data? We’ve compiled a list (everyone loves a list) as a one-stop shop […]

Data in practice: how to map location data

March 30, 2011

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In a previous post, which you can read here, I discussed the relationship between data in journalism and the use of infographics. I used an example of mapping location data. This post shows you how to map location data. I’m going to show you the destinations of people who graduated from a City University journalism […]