The recent local elections were a good chance for a quick reminder of how scraping can help quickly release the data trapped in the amber of HTML
The recent update to Google sheets adds intelligent pivot tables and makes asking some basic questions of the data almost too easy...
There are lots of approaches to coding and software development. Methodologies like Agile, Scrum and Lean are even becoming the norm in newsrooms. But I have a suggestion for a quick and easy methodology for journalist’s getting to grips with coding
Defining data journalism is a hostage to fortune but as I start teaching a data journalism module I’ve boiled it down to two things visible methodology and data.
What does the shortlist of the open data category of the Data journalism awards tell us about data journalism’s approach to open data.
There’s a good deal of interest in my feeds in a BBC report showing how local voting figures shed new light on EU referendum.
A “data literate” citizen isn’t someone who knows how to handle a spreadsheet — it’s someone who inherently understands the value of data in decision making.
Simon Rogers published a post last week that asked “What does data journalism look like in 2016?”. For Rogers, the winners of the data journalism awards [http://www.globaleditorsnetwork.org/programmes/data-journalism-awards/]“give us a great sense of where the industry is right now.” He’s right, the range and
I’ve been reading a lot about the Panama Papers. As a ‘thing’, the Panama Paper’s is an amazing project. It’s pretty much written the textbook on how to run a 21st Century journalism investigation overnight. The networked nature, the secrecy all of those elements, the recognition of
Last week I had a regional newspaper group in for a few days exploring lots of different things. One area that popped up was data and we did a quick breakout looking at some data from an FOI on 101 calls. It was a whirlwind overview – you can see the