Tag Archives: 2011

Interview with Open Knowledge Foundation’s Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray (@jwyg) went to OKF Co-Founder Rufus Pollock about five years ago with a one page document which many moons later turned into WhereDoesMyMoneyGo.org. Since then he’s been working hard to make it easier to find and reuse all kinds of … 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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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

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The Budget 2011 and data journalism

The Budget announcement is all about numbers, and lots of them.  This is data that affects everyone in the UK in some form or another.  There is huge potential for good data journalism, so where do you start? Where to … Continue reading

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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

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What exactly is data journalism used for?

‘Extracting key facts from the big news stories and publishing them in machine-readable format so talented creative people can make beautiful displays.’ Lisa Evans, The Guardian We are in the midst of data journalism’s golden era.  I know this may … Continue reading

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