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Correction: In the podcast, we refer to the organisation running the Data Journalism Awards (GEN) as the General Editors' Network. It is in fact the Global Editors' Network. Entries are now open for the Data Journalism Awards 2017, as of...
Peter Yeung: Society will gain greater benefit from just having open data. Fresh from his time as an ‘interhacktive', the eyes of the data journalism community are already looking towards Peter Yeung at The Times. With several front page exclusives already...
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 have been the victim of fake news. In the first episode of a new podcast...
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 months. A Vox article published earlier this month attacked Mark Zuckerberg, who has been called...
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 anticipation for this year's awards. In August 2013, Nicolas Kayser Bril, a French data journalist and...
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 the biggest competition to reward the world's best data journalism. Submission is open until 10 April...
Hailing from a tiny Californian town, where the main mode of transport takes the literal measurement of horse power, Megan Lucero is quite the outlier. The energetic 27-year-old – who was remarkably promoted from intern to data editor at The...
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 date has already taken in The Guardian, The Telegraph, Which? Magazine, and The Financial Times, where he's...
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 his career by publishing stories with Le Monde and The Post ( the previous version...
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 taking hold of the newspaper industry and the battle to make journalism sustainable. Coles launched Trinity Mirror’s...
The General Election is the most important media event of the year. Its a chance to earn your stripes as a journalist and get some page leads in your portfolio. This was the thought I had last week when I was...
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 people leave behind in social networks and turns it into an interactive data visualisation. The free-to-use...
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 data from across the internet, she works with the social entrepreurship movement MakeSense and empowers...
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 him to ask what his role involves, and what he sees as the future of...
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 status four weeks before a General Election, you just have to ask the question. Could this...
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 election preparation was in full swing. Joe Twyman was a very busy man. “I was on...
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 distrust something with numbers backing it more than if it doesn’t. Well that’s just completely...
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 piece of information? Regular expressions - known as regex - are often an easy way of...
When most people think of drones, they’ll probably think of the flying machines that hail indiscriminate death down across the Middle East. But not Ben Kreimer. For him they are a way of seeing the world in a...
Lies, damned lies and statistics - everyone knows this famously pithy quote often attributed to 19th century British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli. In the social media world though, it’s statistics that are king. There are lots of free tools you...