Tag Archives: Public Interest

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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How to visualise ( data about ) an orgasm

Whilst I know I may well be in danger of sounding like a high school math teacher in constantly trying to make my subject sound fun, when to so many it patently isn’t, I thought I might as well give … Continue reading

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Privacy in the age of Data Journalism (4) – A Data Journalism check list

The good news for Data Journalists is that according to each of the bodies that govern British journalists intruding into the private lives of citizens in the UK is always justifiable – as long as it stands a strong enough … Continue reading

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Privacy in the age of Data Journalism (3) – Ofcom and the PCC

Ofcom Like all other public bodies Ofcom allow journalists to circumvent all of its strict rules on broadcasting private information if the argument for public interest outweighs the right to privacy. Details of a person’s home or family, even if they … 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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