Tag Archives: data journalism

Testing visualisation tools on the world’s most endangered species

In the Guardian Datastore, I found a spreadsheet outlining the number of endangered species in each country in 2008 and 2009. The document also subdivided the species into groups of mammals, reptiles, birds and so on. Usually, I start data … Continue reading

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How transparent is the data on OpenCharities?

OpenCharities gathers financial data from 319,851 non-profit organisations. However, it’s difficult to draw consistent observations from the data available. Some profiles are incomplete or out-of-date while others include a full financial breakdown. The only figures that are disclosed across the … 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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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

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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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Investigating the future of data driven journalism

Leading on from an interview with the BBC WM reporter Assed Baig who credited the use data driven journalism, I wanted to see how data-driven journalism is being approached by City University’s Journalism department. It is widely considered to be … 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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