Tag Archives: visualisations

‘Data porn’ – where is the journalism?

With a name like Chart Porn, you might get a few disappointed visitors to your website.  It describes itself as ‘An addictive collection of beautiful charts, graphs, maps, and interactive data visualization toys — on topics from around the world.‘ … Continue reading

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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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Are data visualisations becoming works of art?

A good visualisation should tell a story without becoming one itself. So what happens when you find a graphic so weird and so wonderful that it can only be described as a work of art? The trend for strange-looking graphics … 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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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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Simplifying Statistics

In December 2010 statistics were released that showed the UK is now the fattest nation in Europe. The figures came from a study by the European Commission and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which examined the health … Continue reading

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