Category Archives: data journalism

Excellent advice on data journalism for those of us who don’t code

In an effort to further develop my data journalism skills I’ve been exploring communities of practice in search of technical help, feedback, advice and inspiration.  As a journalist who doesn’t code (yet) I’m finding it daunting to infiltrate a field … Continue reading

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Community news sites: “make the obscure findable”

In the next six months, I plan to apply everything I’ve learned during my MA Online Journalism course in Birmingham by launching a community news site for Birch Cliff, the Toronto neighbourhood where I live. The goal is to provide … Continue reading

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Bridging the divide between hacks and hackers

I have some exciting news to share from the data journalism trenches but I’m not sure how to write the lead because it depends on the audience. For data geeks I would write it this way: I have finally managed … Continue reading

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Infographic: Birmingham Council salaries merged with corporate structure

It’s only human nature to be interested in what other people get paid for a living.  It’s even more interesting when those people are top executives at a City Council in the midst of an unprecedented austerity program. Birmingham City … Continue reading

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Hyperlocal Data Journalism

There is a quiet revolution underway in the field of journalism that is changing the way we tell stories. Data journalism is an emerging and increasingly valuable journalistic discipline that involves finding stories buried in statistics and visualizing them in … Continue reading

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Data journalism

I’ve tried my hand at another data journalism project and posted two articles about job cuts in Birmingham based on raw numbers and data visualizations at birminghambudgetcuts.blogspot.com. This is my second attempt at data, the first being a Google Map … Continue reading

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