Category Archives: Examples of where data journalism is used

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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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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Who Knows Who?

‘Who Knows Who’ is an exciting webpage that shows connections between celebrities, created by Channel 4. The site creates maps of connections between famous people. You can search for stories related to the celebrity, and then take a look of … Continue reading

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When data journalism gets it wrong…

It only recently occurred to me that data journalism isn’t as new as I’ve come to believe over the last few months. I was watching the news when suddenly it was like a cloud was lifted, and then it hit … Continue reading

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Why is data journalism so relevant?

Data driven journalism or, ‘data journalism’, is to me, what seems to be a technical platform that takes large sources of information, filters it to be more comprehensive and imprints it into the media for it to be more viable … Continue reading

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