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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 Some profiles are incomplete or out-of-date while others include a full financial breakdown.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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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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How are journalists getting to grips with data journalism?

I wanted to understand just how much data driven journalism is used by journalists already in the field. When reporting a story, usually you get an original source or a press release and from that, you have to take an … Continue reading

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Why Data Journalism is interesting

The discovery which propelled data journalism to nationwide recognition was undoubtedly the expenses scandal of 2009. It was the Telegraph’s close examination of dormant web-based information that led to the leaking of the claiming, tax evading and mortgage dodging by … Continue reading

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