Category Archives: Wikileaks

Guardian’s Data team win big at Online Media Awards

We at TheDataDay would like to congratulate Guardian.co.uk/data 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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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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The Future Human approach to journalism

My data journalism colleague Tom Boadle posted this video of this excellent introductory talk by Jack Roberts from the Future Human project. The project run various debates, talks and events that are part of their ‘theatre of innovation’. They describe themselves as “a multi-platform media … Continue reading

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“But you can’t just stick stuff out, it has to be checked” – an interview with Ben Leapman

At the recent Future Human : Data Journalism event in Shoreditch (yes, I  know, trendy right) I managed to catch up with Ben Leapman, Deputy News Editor at the Telegraph and major player in the MP’s expenses stories,to talk to … Continue reading

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The Wikileaks cables – a triumph for data journalism?

There has, obviously, been a lot of coverage of last night and this morning’s Wikileaks revelations. 250,000 classified documents is a big haul, and whatever the content of the cables themselves a leak that size is always going to make … Continue reading

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