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Verifying missile launchers, tracking down ISIS supporters and holding worldwide governments to account is just a day’s work for 36-year-old Eliot Higgins. Last time I...

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Megan Lucero has seen it all. The former head of data at The Times and The Sunday Times is now directing her attention to...

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Did Pope Francis endorse Donald Trump? Did Hillary Clinton sell weapons to Isis? If you don't know the answers to these questions, you may...

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Journalists aren’t used to taking advice from tech companies. Indeed, the row between Facebook and the journalism industry has intensified over the last two...
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The Data Journalism Awards organised by the Global Editor’s Network (GEN) showcase some of the best data journalism every year. Here we take a look at past winners in...
Data Journalism Awards

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Are you a journalist with a data-driven project you are proud of? Apply to the Data Journalism Awards (DJAs) 2016 now The Data Journalism Awards are...

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Hailing from a tiny Californian town, where the main mode of transport takes the literal measurement of horse power, Megan Lucero is quite the...
Financial Times data journalist John Burn-Murdoch

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At the tender age of 27, John Burn-Murdoch is one of the leading young lights of data journalism in the UK. His brief career to...

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In 2008, Nicolas Kayser-Bril, a young graduate in media economics, fell into data journalism by chance because he could code simple stuff. He began...

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The eyes of the British media are watching Malcolm Coles, the Telegraph’s Director of Digital Media. He is at the heart of the huge disruption...

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The General Election is the most important media event of the year. Its a chance to earn your stripes as a journalist and get...
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While browsing data visualisations on Pinterest the other day, I came across an interesting-looking tool: Sociotope, a social media experiment which takes the data...

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Hera Hussain is Communities and Partnerships Manager at OpenCorporates, the world’s largest open companies database. When she isn’t busy organising hackathons and liberating corporate...

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Billy Ehrenberg, ex-Interhacktive and data journalist, has spent the last year working on new data-based projects with City A.M.'s expanding online team. I caught up with...
YouGov founder and CEO Stephan Shakespeare

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When you get the chance to speak to the CEO of YouGov on the day Ed Miliband announced his promise to abolish non-dom tax...
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When I met You Gov’s head of political and social research for Europe,  the Middle East and Africa and founding director last month, general...

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Lies, damn lies, and statistics. At least that’s how the saying goes and how the wider public feel, for some reason people tend to...
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Ever wanted to scrape something with OutWit Hub but the data you want is tied up in ugly HTML tags that change with each new...
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When most people think of drones, they’ll probably think of the flying machines that hail indiscriminate death down across the Middle East. But...

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Lies, damned lies and statistics - everyone knows this famously pithy quote often attributed to 19th century British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli. In the...