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By 2019, 80% of all internet traffic will be for video – the online world is far from being only about text and images. One of the most interesting new strands of this video revolution is live-streaming: it offers a...
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...
A prototype of a tool that seeks to detect biased reporting of scientific research has emerged tops at the first City University London Hackathon. The aim of the model, christened Neutron, is to help detect “churnalism”— reproduction of press releases...
We joined BBC News Labs University Challenge for its first day. After a good breakfast, Neil Maiden, Sylvia Tippmann, Lei He, Basile Simon and Francesco Negri from BBC News Labs gave a briefing and organised us into three teams. Teaming up at #BBCityHack @BBC_News_Labs pic.twitter.com/tbx77o9kr2 — Sylvia Tippmann (@SyTpp)...
The first City University London Hackathon will take place this weekend as part of the BBC News Labs’ University Challenges. Organised by BBC News Labs & Connected Studio in collaboration with City, the event brings together 23 participants from the...
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...
Queen of data Marianne Bouchart shared her top data portals - and a few tricks - at this month's news:rewired conference. Bouchart is Communications Director and Data Journalism Awards Manager at the Global Editors' Network. She founded Hei-Da.org, a not-for-profit specialising in data-driven projects and...
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...
Yesterday the #Interhacktives went to the November meet-up of Hacks Hackers. We heard a number of fascinating and inspiring speakers and here are the five things we took away from the evening! 1. News reporting is changing: from traditional ‘patches’ to...
Stay tuned for this months hot Hacks/Hackers event. It features Janine Gibson (@janinegibson) editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed UK, Mukul Devichand (@MukulDevichand) creator and editor of BBC Trending and Blathnaid Healy (@blathnaidhealy) UK Editor @mashable. (function() { var lb24 = document.createElement('script'); lb24.type = 'text/javascript'; lb24.id...
Frank Turner, folk rock singer-songwriter, talks to Interhacktives about data journalism, power and taxes. What do you think of the new commission on Freedom of Information? It’s bullshit. The concept of democratic government is that it’s a servant of the people...
I lived in Beijing for a year, which was an amazing, terrifying and eye-opening experience, all at the same time. As anyone who has lived in Asia will know, WeChat is a must, and most of us could not sing...
We decided to take a look through the Wayback Machine tool to watch the evolution of the Beeb online. The machine is a neat tool that has archived 445 billion web pages. On the 21st December, 1996, John Major was Prime...
City University played host to a book launch and panel discussion that included Nick Phipps of Sky News, Megan Lucero of The Times and The Sunday Times, and City University lecturer Tom Felle last week. All of whom contributed to...
International Relations has come to mean a global system. LSE Professor Ian Morris explains how the growth of the international system and the shifts of power is linked to geography and oil extraction at a LSE Ideas event. //
News publishers have suffered significant losses in interactions on Facebook after the social network changed its algorithm – the code which decides the order in which posts are seen by viewers. Facebook altered its code in July, and statistics show...
October’s edition of Hacks/Hackers was a bustling affair held at Twitter’s London HQ. Organised by the Wall Street Journal's Sarah Marshall, Twitter's Joanna Geary and PixieLab's Peter MacRobert, a healthy cohort of interhacktives were in attendance. Here’s what we...
We (a new generation of interhacktives) have finally been given access to the site, and we plan to be different. While our forefathers have focused on data journalism only, we are going to divert half our focus to social...
Love data? Ever wondered what a data journalist actually does? Just want free booze? The Interhacktives are pleased to announce TWO upcoming events this April that will satisfy either or both of these needs. Brace yourselves. The sessions will be focused on giving...
Postgraduate and job application deadlines are drawing near. Maybe you've already got an interview or a place at a newspaper lined up and want to be a bit more prepared. Maybe you're embarking on a year of freelancing and...