Jonathan Gray is Researcher in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. His current work mainly focuses on the politics of public information. This includes drawing on approaches from Science and Technology Studies (STS), New Media Studies, the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) and Critical Theory to explore the ideals, imaginaries, practices, methods and technologies associated with open data, data journalism, data activism and transparency after the “digital turn”.
He is also Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative at the University of Amsterdam; Research Associate at the médialab at Sciences Po; and Research Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University. Previously he studied Philosophy at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge and Royal Holloway, University of London, and the Social Sciences at the Open University.
As Director of Policy and Research at the global civil society organisation Open Knowledge he has founded and co-founded numerous initiatives, including the Data Journalism Handbook, Europe’s Energy, OpenSpending, The Public Domain Review and Where Does My Money Go?.
He is a regular contributor to The Guardian and Open Democracy and has been interviewed by numerous publications and media organisations about his work, including La Repubblica (Italy), O’Reilly Radar (US), OpenSource.com (US), PopTech (US), Russia Today (Russia), The European Journalism Centre (Netherlands), The Guardian (UK – see also here), Times Higher Education (UK), Todo Noticias (Argentina) and Zeit Online (Germany).