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

March 31, 2011 by

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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. […]

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

March 31, 2011 by

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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 […]

A list of where to find data on the internet

March 30, 2011 by

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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 by

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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 […]

The Ethics of Data Journalism

March 30, 2011 by

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Data is no longer for geeks. The analysis of reams of data has been catapulted from the world of the bespectacled web programmer into the glamorous world of investigative journalism. For better or worse, the very nature of journalism is changing. The two biggest scoops of the past few years are without doubt the expenses […]

The need for open data across the world

March 30, 2011 by

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Data Deborah, whilst catching up on the news this morning, stumbled across an article about the need for open data in India. Unlike the UK, where the Government has an open source of data (http://data.gov.uk) aiming to make itself more transparent, India and other countries besides have no such luxury. Stories emerging from Wikileaks and […]

Data visualisation – is it art?

March 29, 2011 by

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My colleagues on my City University Journalism MA recently wrote a great post about data journalism on the alumni website, X-City. For their article, ‘Data on data’, Jemima had commissioned a graphic designer, Jessica Palmer-Tomkinson to create infographics for them. This got me thinking about the blurring boundaries between visualised data and art. Are infographics […]