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Alberto Cairo thinks you can solve almost all your problems with data journalism in two steps. “Journalists,” he tells me, “in my opinion, tend to oversimplify matters quite a lot. “Let’s say that you are exploring the average height of people...
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 met Higgins, an independent intelligence analyst, he was giving a talk about his work with...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jBPqveBdfk The idea of virtual reality isn’t new: Sega made a headset in 1991. VR as a storytelling device, however, is picking up traction in newsrooms and becoming more complex as the medium is explored. How many journalists can say...
Megan Lucero has seen it all. The former head of data at The Times and The Sunday Times is now directing her attention to local data journalism as the head of the Local Data Lab at the Bureau of...
We love the Internet because it’s a treasure chest of information, and a place where we can join groups to communicate with people who share our interests, no matter how niche the subject or how scattered about the world we...
Sending Freedom of Information (FOI) requests can be a daunting job for UK journalists. From the early stages of drafting your request, the risk of not getting the information you need can feel like a minefield. However, thanks to...
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...
and Esmeralda Sandoval Analytics are some of the most effective tools publishers have for distributing stories. Yet, implementing analytics and tailoring them to an organizations specific needs has proved challenging for many news rooms. We spoke to Federica Cherubini, a media consultant...
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...
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...
If you’re someone who loves ideas, projects and discovery, you’ll be right at home in the new social network that’s currently creating buzz online. Capioca (Cap-ee-oh-kuh) is a website designed for people to collect things that fascinate them, and to...
“I think there’s a lot of infographics out there that are really a bit rubbish.” So says Dr James Cheshire, one of the co-authors of  “London: The Information Capital”, a new book featuring data visualisations and infographics centred round the...
We speak to Ri Liu about the importance of design in telling interactive stories.
Interhacktives sat down with Simon Rogers, a veritable giant of data journalism who founded the Guardian's Datablog before moving over to Twitter to manage the site's vast quantities of data.
We spoke with Carl Bialik, a writer for Nate Silver‘s new website FiveThirtyEight, and formerly The Numbers Guy for WSJ.
Duncan Clark, founder of design studio Kiln, tells Aleksandra Wisniewska how they go about their projects
Beatrice Schofield, Head of Data Intelligence at import.io talks to Interhacktives’ Aleksandra Wisniewska and debunks the data science myth.