Category Archives: Data Releases

BuzzData.com – A Social Network for Data Journalists

A BuzzData user profile page Earlier this month data journalism got it’s very own a social network with the launch of Toronto-based website BuzzData. Users of this new service can upload data, visualisations, articles and background on a topic or … Continue reading

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The Best Introduction to Data Visualisation ( That I’ve seen)

Stanford University made a report on data visualisation as part of their 2008-2009 Knight Journalism Fellow Ship. If you haven’t already, watch it here. Both eerily beautiful and insanely helpful this explains why data journalism is so important, and even … Continue reading

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GCSE and NVQ Data: have a go yourself

With deadlines for most City University students looming it seems only fitting that today the Department for Eduction (DfE) released the figures for last years end of Key stage 4 exams. i.e GCSE’s and NVQ’s. The DfE have rather helpfully … Continue reading

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Data journalism – Not a sexy as Julian Assange’s hair

Wikileaks made data journalism seem sexy. Not only was the content of the leaked documents exciting – who wouldn’t want to write about war and diplomacy? – the manner in which it was obtained would have made it seem very … Continue reading

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Fancy some Tube data – download below!

As I have previously discussed, Transport for London has a terribly inconsistent and difficult to comprehend policy on releasing data. Regular data releases are made occasionally but most of the useful data comes from Freedom of Information requests of their … Continue reading

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City University mag gives award to Guardian data journalist alumnus

City University’s XCity magazine has given its innaugural award for City alumni to the Guardian’s Simon Rogers.  The magazine praised Rogers’ “pioneering” work on the Guardian’s Datastore and Datablog, especially his role in using crowd-sourcing to analyse the MPs’ expenses … Continue reading

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D’oh! No spreadsheets, just charts

A few weeks ago, a story broke in the London Evening Standard regarding the performance of the London Underground since Boris Johnson entered office. The story followed a claim by ex-Mayor of London Ken Livingston that reliability of the Tube … Continue reading

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