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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 […]

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. […]

Should journalists crowdsource data?

March 30, 2011 by

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Obtaining and visualising data: Many Eyes

March 20, 2011 by

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I had a go at obtaining data and turning it into a beautiful infographic. Here’s what I did: 1)      Issued a survey to fellow magazine journalists asking them to record the amount of alcohol they drank over one week. The quantity and type of drink. 2)      Received all data 3)      Put data into an excel […]