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Prize Fellowship at University of Bath

This month I’ll be starting a new Prize Fellowship at the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath. The Prize Fellowships mark fifty years since the founding of the university in 1966. This is a fantastic opportunity for me to develop the research agenda that I’ve been working on around the politics of […]

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New project on the Politics of Data at the University of Amsterdam

I’m part of a new research project called DATACTIVE: The Politics of Data According to Civil Society at the University of Amsterdam. The project is funded by the European Research Council and led by Stefania Milan who specialises in the study of social movements and their technologies. The three main research questions of the project […]

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Talk on “Using Data for Science Journalism” at International School of Science Journalism, 10th May 2015

Today Liliana Bounegru and I gave a talk at the International School of Science Journalism in Erice, Italy about the uses of data in science journalism. The slides from our talk are included below. In addition to the talk we ran a workshop on how to design data projects – which resulted in project briefs […]

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Slides from talk at Utrecht Data School: “An Epistemological Experiment: Issue Mapping, Data Journalism and the Public Understanding of Complex Issues”

Following are the slides for the talk that Liliana Bounegru and I gave today at the University of Utrecht’s Data School about our work at the Tow Center of Digital Journalism at Columbia University. An Epistemological Experiment: Issue Mapping, Data Journalism and the Public Understanding of Complex Issues from Jonathan Gray

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Slides and video for talk on “Mapping Issues with the Web: An Introduction to Digital Methods”, Columbia University

Following are the slides for the talk that Liliana Bounegru and I gave on “Mapping Issues with the Web: An Introduction to Digital Methods” at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University. Leading sociologist Bruno Latour acted as respondent for the talk, and joined us for subsequent discussion. A video recording from the talk […]

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The Data Journalism Handbook now freely available in 12 languages

I was recently surprised with a preview copy of a new Greek translation of the Data Journalism Handbook, which I co-edited along with Liliana Bounegru and Lucy Chambers. This will be the twelfth language the book has been translated into so far. At the time of writing translations are also available and forthcoming in Arabic, […]

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The Future of Data Journalism

O’Reilly Media just published an interview with me about the Data Journalism Handbook and the future of data journalism. Here it is.

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What data can and cannot do

I just published a piece on the Guardian Datablog about ‘what data can and cannot do’, arguing that data journalists and civic data hackers should strive to cut back on data-driven hype and to cultivate a more critical literacy towards their subject matter. Here’s an excerpt.

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On making digital editions of public domain works for teaching and research

There are lots of freely available public domain texts on the internet, but not all of them are immediately suitable for use in teaching and research in their current form. The following post looks at challenges and opportunities in this area based on a brief survey of existing online resources. As an example, I will […]

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