Author Archives: Emily Lingard

About Emily Lingard

Ma Broadcast Journalism student

Is data making local government more transparent?

These days we are always reading about how local government is becoming more ‘accessible’ and ‘transparent’. Steps are being taken, largely through Freedom of Information requests, to open up details about council spending/ cuts/ initiatives/statistics. One of the main initiatives … Continue reading

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Interview with Martin Moore (Media Standards Trust)

One of the latest new additions to the online journalism community has been Churnalism.com which was launched on February 27th this year. It’s the brain child of the team at the Media Standards Trust, who were set up back in … Continue reading

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There’s money to be made in the data world

Businesses across many different industries are now investing in highly sophisticated data technology. They are realising that these new brands of ‘super software’ are the future. More and more there is a need to know customer profiles. Businesses want figures … Continue reading

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People are already doing their own data journalism

Data Journalism can be intimidating. The idea of being confronted by huge statistics, spreadsheets, and numbers is not everyone’s idea of fun and collecting, sifting and mashing complex data like government statistics does require some skill. One of the main … Continue reading

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When private data is made public

European Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has recently called for citizens to have the right to proper data protection.She said that people deserve national regulators which will enforce privacy rules on social networking sites. There has been growing awareness about social … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Visualization Tools

‘Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data. When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything … Continue reading

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Are data search sites reliable?

There is a growing demand that public data should be transparent and accessible. This demand has generated search sites where members can log in and ask other people, institutions and councillors for answers to their questions. I logged into getthedata … Continue reading

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