Category Archives: How is data journalism used?

Data Journalism – The Hidden Truth

Data-driven journalism is respected for its credibility of fact and figures. If you ever need to clarify information, it is presented right there in front of you. It is truthful and valid but only IF the information is analysed correctly. … Continue reading

Posted in Data Sources, How is data journalism used?, Misuse of data | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Examples of where data journalism is used, How is data journalism used?, Introduction to Data Journalism, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in How is data journalism used?, Interview, Pioneers and awards | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Europe’s arms exports to Libya: what’s the best visualisation to use?

The Guardian Datablog recently published data showing Europe’s arms sales to Libya, after the embargo was lifted, between 2005 and 2009. I’ve decided to put three visualisation websites and software to the test: which one will produce the most coherent … Continue reading

Posted in Data Journalism Experiment, How is data journalism used?, Visualization Experiment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interview with BBC Information Architect Silver Oliver

Silver Oliver works in the BBC’s Future Media & Technology department.  He focuses on web semantics and linked data.  This all sounds a little complicated, so we asked him to explain what the BBC is doing to keep up to … Continue reading

Posted in How is data journalism used?, Interview | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

International Data Journalism

I have recently been in touch with a man named Nikhil Pahwa, Editor of Medianama, a company that provides news and analysis of digital media in India. I wanted to know if and how data journalism was any different in … Continue reading

Posted in How is data journalism used?, International Data Journalism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Data Journalism and the 2011 Census

The 2011 Census questionnaires were sent out to UK households from March 7th, ready for completion on March 27th. Because the census only happens every 10 years, this will be the first one since the rise of data transparency. We … Continue reading

Posted in Data Sources, How is data journalism used? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment