Selected Publications


  • Gray, J., Bounegru, L. & Chambers, L. (2012) The Data Journalism Handbook. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly Media.
    • Translated into Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, Georgian, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukranian.
    • “A great practical start” – BBC Academy.
    • “A unique journalistic collaboration” – The Guardian.
    • “An excellent book” – Knight Digital Media Center, University of Southern California.
    • “Inspiring and educational” – ReadWrite.
    • “Immensely valuable… read it now” – Significance magazine of The Royal Statistical Society and The American Statistical Association.
    • “An excellent introduction” – Statistics Norway.

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

  • Gray, J. (forthcoming) “Towards a Genealogy of Open Data”. In preparation. (Working paper is available here.)
  • Gray, J. & Davies, T. (forthcoming) “Fighting Phantom Firms in the UK: From Opening Up Datasets to Reshaping Data Infrastructures?”. In preparation. (Working paper is available here.)
  • Gray, J., Bounegru, L., Rogers, R. & Mauri, M. (forthcoming) “Mapping the Politics of Open Data on Digital Media”. In preparation.
  • Gray, J. & Venturini, T. (forthcoming) “Rethinking the Politics of Public Information: From Opening Up Datasets to Recomposing Data Infrastructures?”. In preparation.
  • Borgesius, F., Gray, J. & van Eechoud, M. (forthcoming) “Open Data, Privacy and Fair Information Principles: Towards a Balancing Framework”, The Berkeley Technology Law Journal. In preparation.
  • Bounegru, L., Gray, J. & Venturini, T. (forthcoming) “Narrating Networks”. In preparation.
  • Goldacre, B. & Gray, J. (in preparation) “Open Trials: Towards a Collaborative Open Database for Information About Clinical Trials”. Trials.
  • Bounegru, L & Gray, J. (forthcoming) “A Tale of Two Digital Turns: Data Journalism and Digital Sociology”. M. T. Schaefer and K. van Es (eds). The Datafied Society: Social Research in the Age of Big Data. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press.
  • Gray, J. (2012) “Hamann, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein on the Language of Philosophers” in Lisa Marie Anderson (ed.), Hamann and the Tradition. Northwestern University Press.
    • The volume offers “a good picture of the current state of the scholarship on this fascinating but still little-appreciated figure of the German 18th century”, according to a review in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Book Reviews

Press Articles and Essays

Following is a selection of some recent press pieces and a few older essays that may be of enduring interest. Further articles can be found through my author profiles on The Guardian, Open Democracy and Journalisted.