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Pioneers of data journalism: The Guardian

April 8, 2011 by

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

Exclusive interview with Patrick Smith, editor of The Media Briefing

March 31, 2011 by

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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 by

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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 […]

City Uni launches interactive journalism MA

March 31, 2011 by

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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 […]

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

March 31, 2011 by

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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: […]

The Arts Council cuts mapped out

March 30, 2011 by

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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 by

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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 […]