Category Archives: academia

New Article: “Redistributing Data Worlds: Open Data, Data Infrastructures and Democracy”, Statistique et Société, 5(3)

I’ve just had an article published in the latest issue of Statistique et Société, a journal dedicated to exploring “how statistics intervenes in society, plays a role that is often unnoticed, and is in turn transformed by it”. The article is titled “Quand les mondes de données sont redistribués : Open Data, infrastructures de données […]

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Publication: A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders

Today sees the launch of A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders, a new free and open access resource to help students, journalists and researchers investigate misleading content, memes, trolling and other phenomena associated with recent debates around “fake news”. The field guide responds to an increasing demand for understanding the interplay […]

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New edition of Data Journalism Handbook to explore journalistic interventions in the data society

The first edition of The Data Journalism Handbook has been widely used and widely cited by students, practitioners and researchers alike, serving as both textbook and sourcebook for an emerging field. It has been translated into over 12 languages – including Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, Georgian, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian – […]

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Call for Papers: “Data Worlds? Public Imagination and Public Experimentation with Data Infrastructures”, EASST2018, 25-28th July 2018, Lancaster University, UK

A call for papers has just been published for our panel on “Data Worlds? Public Imagination and Public Experimentation with Data Infrastructures” at EASST2018 which takes place on 25-28th July 2018 at Lancaster University, UK. EASST2018 is the latest edition of the conference of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology. The […]

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Talk: “Between the Worlds: Infrastructures, Standards and Platforms of Fiscal Data”, Workshop on Digital Platforms and Boundary Infrastructures, 2-3rd November 2017, University of Siegen

Tomorrow I’ll be giving a talk on “Between the Worlds: Infrastructures, Standards and Platforms of Fiscal Data” at a workshop on Digital Platforms and Boundary Infrastructures at the University of Siegen. The abstract for the talk is copied below. This talk will examine the social life of public data infrastructures online – with a particular […]

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Preprint on “Visual Network Exploration for Data Journalists”, Routledge Handbook to Developments in Digital Journalism Studies

We’ve recently uploaded a new preprint for a book chapter on “Visual Network Exploration for Data Journalists”, which is to be published in the forthcoming Routledge Handbook to Developments in Digital Journalism Studies (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018) edited by Scott Eldridge II and Bob Franklin. This is part of a series of collaborations with Tommaso Venturini, […]

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“The Social Lives of Digital Methods: Encounters, Experiments, Interventions” – Call for Participation in Digital Methods Winter School 2018, University of Amsterdam, 8-12th January 2018

The call for the Digital Methods Winter School 2018 at the University of Amsterdam is out now. This year’s theme is “The Social Lives of Digital Methods: Encounters, Experiments, Interventions”. I was kindly invited by Richard Rogers, Founder of the Digital Methods Initiative at the University of Amsterdam (where I’m also a Research Associate) to […]

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Joining King’s College London as Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies

This has been under wraps for a while, but it has just been publicly announced that I’ll be joining the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London as Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies. The department is a world-leading centre for doing social and cultural research both with and about the digital. It is one […]

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Panel on “Digital Methods for Public Policy” at International Conference on Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 29th June 2017

How is “born digital” data being repurposed in the context of public policy research and practice? Tomorrow I’ll be chairing a panel on “Digital Methods for Public Policy” at the International Conference on Public Policy 2017 hosted at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. This is a really exciting […]

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Hello Public Data Lab

Apart from working on my Data Worlds book, one of the things that I’ve been doing as part of my Prize Fellowship at the University of Bath is working to set up a new trans-national, trans-institutional Public Data Lab. I’m delighted to announce that Sage Publishing have recently committed to supporting the lab to help […]

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