My Slides from the Data Driven Journalism Round Table (ddj)

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to attend a Data Driven Journalism round table (sort of!) event organised by the European Journalism Centre. Here are the slides I used in my talk, such as they are… I really do need to annotate them with links, but in the meantime, if you want to track any of … Continue reading “My Slides from the Data Driven Journalism Round Table (ddj)”

Doodlings Around the Data Driven Journalism Round Table Event Hashtag Community

…got that?;-) Or in other words, this is a post looking at some visualisations of the #ddj hashtag community… A couple of days ago, I was fortunate enough to attend a Data Driven Journalism round table (sort of!) event organised by the European Journalism Centre. I’ll try to post some notes on it, err, sometime; … Continue reading “Doodlings Around the Data Driven Journalism Round Table Event Hashtag Community”

Data Driven Journalism – Survey

The notion of data driven journalism appears to have some sort of traction at the moment, not least as a recognised use context of some very powerful data handling tools, as Simon “Guardian Datastore” Rogers appearance at Google I/O suggests: (Simon’s slot starts about 34:30 in, but there’s a good tutorial intro to Fusion Tables … Continue reading “Data Driven Journalism – Survey”

A Tinkerer’s Toolbox: Data Driven Journalism

Earlier this week, I popped over to Lincoln to chat to @josswinn and @jmahoney127 about their ON Course course data project (I heartily recommend Jamie’s ON Course project blog), hopefully not setting them off down too many ratholes, erm, err, oops?!, as well as bewildering a cohort of online journalism students with a rapid fire … Continue reading “A Tinkerer’s Toolbox: Data Driven Journalism”

Against Powerpoint – Animated Talks

Watching several of the sessions at #ili2010 earlier this week, I was struck by how many presenters are now using what I think of as a Presentation Zen style of slide, where full screen photographs are overlaid with a half a dozen or so words… …and over the summer, I attended two consecutive events, the … Continue reading “Against Powerpoint – Animated Talks”

UK Journalists on Twitter

A post on the Guardian Datablog earlier today took a dataset collected by the Tweetminster folk and graphed the sorts of thing that journalists tweet about ( Journalists on Twitter: how do Britain’s news organisations tweet?). Tweetminster maintains separate lists of tweeting journalists for several different media groups, so it was easy to grab the … Continue reading “UK Journalists on Twitter”

First Play With R and R-Studio – F1 Lap Time Box Plots

Last summer, at the European Centre for Journalism round table on data driven journalism, I remember saying something along the lines of “your eyes can often do the stats for you”, the implication being that our perceptual apparatus is good at pattern detection, and can often see things in the data that most of us … Continue reading “First Play With R and R-Studio – F1 Lap Time Box Plots”

Sketched Thoughts On Data Journalism Technologies and Practice

Over the last year or two, I’ve given a handful of talks to postgrad and undergrad students broadly on the topic of “technology for data driven journalism”. The presentations are typically uncompromising, which is to say I assume a lot. There are many risks in taking such an approach, of course, as waves of confusion … Continue reading “Sketched Thoughts On Data Journalism Technologies and Practice”

Recently (And Not So Recently) Advertised Data Jobs…

I’m doing a couple of talks to undergrad and postgrad students next work – on data journalism at the University of Lincoln, and on open data at the University of Southampton – so I thought I’d do a quick round up of recently advertised data related jobs that I could reuse for an employability slide… … Continue reading “Recently (And Not So Recently) Advertised Data Jobs…”