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: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Why is the Government Punishing London’s Arts Organisations?

March 30, 2011
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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 […]

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