Category Archives: Social Media

Guardian’s Data team win big at Online Media Awards

We at TheDataDay would like to congratulate for winning the Technical Innovation Award at the inaugural Online Media Awards. Often cited the benchmark for interactive data-driven journalism and data visualisation at TheDataDay, judges described the Guardian’s DataStore and DataBlog … Continue reading

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What is Data Journalism? Well, It’s quite fun actually

Amongst all the myriad and complex data visualisation tools, scrapers and complex legislation it’s very easy to get bogged down by the sheer weight of Data Journalism. But a simple search of Youtube throws up this video, made by fellow … Continue reading

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Investigating the future of data journalism

Yes that is my mug up there! With relatively uninformed opinions, this is an interview with myself discussing the future of data journalism earlier today with my fellow student Riaz Jugon from Driven by Data. In this we discuss many … Continue reading

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Is data the future of journalism?

Some parts of journalism are accepted to be in decline (print as a medium for one) but data is considered to be one of the few areas that will grow. It brings a new edge for finding stories and conveying … Continue reading

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Bradshaw’s advice for making money out of data journalism can’t escape the business/consumer divide

Paul Bradshaw, leading online journalist and visiting professor at City University, has written a very interesting article for InPublishing on whether it is possible to make money out of data journalism. His basic premise, that data journalism is driving traffic … Continue reading

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Is Sukey pioneering a data/social media journalism mashup?

Yesterday thousands of protesters scurrying across London used a service called Sukey to get information about the movements of protesters and police. Sukey, developed by University College London Students, collects information on what is happening at protests from a variety of sources. … Continue reading

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