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Pioneers of data journalism: The Guardian

April 8, 2011

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Turning data into a story. The Guardian does it best.

Average penis and breast size by country: here’s the data

March 31, 2011

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These must be some of the web’s best infographics. One map shows the average breast size by country; the other, penis size in inches. Fun, huh? The first thing I did was look to see which country I fit in to… Did you? The United States and Russia comes off pretty well in the bust-department. […]

City Uni launches interactive journalism MA

March 31, 2011

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City University, London is launching a pioneering MA in Interactive Journalism this September. The course, developed by Paul Bradshaw, visiting professor and online journalism module leader at City, and Jonathan Hewett, director of newspaper journalism at City, will prepare students to work in the rapidly-changing environment of online journalism, with a focus on data journalism […]

The Arts Council cuts mapped out

March 30, 2011

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Cut it out. All the words, I mean. The best way to understand the cuts to the Arts Council is by an interactive map. The Guardian’s Mark Brown live blogged the cuts to the Arts Council (Arts Council funding decision day: as it happened) but I found it all rather wordy. There were no pictures […]

The data, the times and the internet

March 30, 2011

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The internet has changed everything for journalists. They way we find and research news, send copy, distribute news and write and receive stories. It has had a huge influence on our trade. This infographic is particularly interesting. It looks at the history of internet usage, observing how much the game has changed in the last […]

Celebrity sells

March 30, 2011

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Since March this year, the Guardian has been doing the kind of number crunching we love most: celebrity. Every Saturday in the Guardian’s supplement, the Guide, you can find some rather fun data journalism. It seems this ever-rising interest in data journalism is being used to tell more than just serious news stories. They call […]

Debtris: playing with debt

March 30, 2011

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As you know, here at Dressing up Data we love curling up with David McCandless’ Information is Beautiful. In December 2010, they delved into the world of animation and generated some brilliant ways to visualise figures relating to debt, for example the US total credit card debt the UK’s interest on the government’s overdraft. The […]