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New Data Shows The Big Society is Failing

March 31, 2011 by

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New figures, published by the Department for Communities and Local Government, show that people educated to degree level are 20 per cent more likely to volunteer than those with no qualifications at all. This could be interpreted by some as another sign that the Coalition Government is only interested in the top end of society. […]

Why is the Government Punishing London’s Arts Organisations?

March 30, 2011 by

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Today the arts council announced its funding decisions for the year ahead. The Guardian has published some really useful data which you can find here. To summarise 206 organisations have had their funding cut by 100 per cent. 49 of these organisations are in London. Nearly a quarter of the cuts have been made to […]

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 […]

3 Brilliant News/Map mashups

February 25, 2011 by

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As I mentioned in an earlier post, location-based mash ups are becoming increasingly popular. Here are my picks of the best map based news aggregators. These are a brilliant way to see newsworthy locations at a glance. It is also a fantastic way for journalists to find out what’s happening in their patch. 1. Mapeas […]