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Sex trafficking: a story of data gone wrong

  One of the coursework pieces we have been set for our Journalism and Society module is about the moral panic surrounding sex trafficking. It struck me that the topic is a model example...

Data Visualisation vs. Text

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/may/03/uk-beaches-rank-map-listed Simon Rogers has mapped data which ranked 754 beaches around Great Britain for the Guardian Data Store. The visualisation uses a satellite map of the UK, onto which Simon has marked every beach...

Why Data Journalism is Important

After studying Data Journalism for a year at City University I have come to appreciate the importance of having the skillset to make the most out of numbers and statistics. Many aspiring journalists still...

VISUALISATION ANALYSIS #3

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2012/mar/26/office-for-national-statistics-health Simon Rogers has published a fantastic interactive graphic for the Guardian Datastore that maps teenage pregnancy rates in England and Wales from 1998 to 2010. The visualisation shows the conception rate of under-eighteen...

Infographic: Your Cell Phone is Killing You

Check out this infographic, on the growth and obsession of mobile phones. Shared with the DJB by Tony Shin (@ohtinytony), one of our blog subscribers, and created by OnlineMastersDegree.com

Infographics in sport: an interactive guide to Super Bowl history

Data journalism has enjoyed increasing exposure both within and without journalistic circles in recent years. One of the most visible examples of this has been the proliferation of infographics – a broad term covering...

Data visualisation: in defence of bad graphics

THE GUARDIAN’S DATABLOG – By Simon Rogers Well, not really – but there is a backlash gathering steam against web data visualisations. Is it deserved? Most popular infographics by Alberto Antoniazzi.  Are most online data visualisations,...

Twitter: Is It All About Timing? [Infographic]

SOCIALMOUTHS (Original post can be found here) Yes, it feels good to talk about Twitter after spending a full week discussing Facebook’s major announcement. And why not, a little bit of Google+ too. By...

4 Simple Tools for Creating an Infographic Resume

Editor’s note: As data journalists, designers or other data enthusiasts, what a better way to show off your skills than with an infographic resume? Here is a very useful article by Mashable’s Erica Swallow introducing four...

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