Author Archives: Alexandra Lawton

About Alexandra Lawton

Having completed a degree at Durham University in Anthropology, i'm now doing a masters at City University in Broadcast Journalism. I am 23 years old.

Data in classical music

The harp is an instrument that couldn’t POSSIBLY be related to data in any way. Or can it? Although one of the oldest, arguably one of the most traditional and beautifully classical instruments with a sound so unique and therapeutic, … Continue reading

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Google, data and privacy abuse

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruled that Google should face 20 years of monitoring. They were charged with deceptive privacy practices since the launch of their ‘twitter-esque’ social networking site, Buzz in early 2010. Thousands of people that had … Continue reading

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Youth unemployment: is it really as drastic as they say?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published some dramatic quotes last month relating to youth unemployment. The opposition leader, Ed Miliband, chants and jibes at the coalition for the ‘lost generation’. But figures that were not taken into account are … Continue reading

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Data journalism from your mobile phone

U.S. telecoms carrier AT&T picked Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent to build its fourth-generation mobile network, one of the first major orders for the new Long Term Evolution technology. They have called this mobile the new LTE mobile. The capacity is five … Continue reading

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Interview with Oscar Blend

I spoke to Oscar Blend in an informal interview about the evolving nature and importance of data journalism in his newsroom at the Evening Standard. He describes the divides, the prevalence and the positives/negatives of online data usage at a … Continue reading

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Is the future of journalism going to be largely data-driven?

The inventor of the internet, Tim Berners-Lee believes he’s glimpsed what will become of journalism in years to come. Its future lies in analysing data, lots of data. As the inventor of the world wide web, you may be hard-pressed … Continue reading

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XCity award recognises Data Journalism.

City University London has announced that the Guardian‘s Simon Rogers has been awarded the University’s inaugural XCity award. This is a £500 award that recognises outstanding work in the field of journalism to all former City University students.  Simon was … Continue reading

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