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. & Davies, T. (2015) “Fighting Phantom Firms in the UK: From Opening Up Datasets to Reshaping Data Infrastructures?”. Manuscript submitted for publication. Working paper available at:
  • Borgesius, F., Gray, J. & van Eechoud, M. (2015) “Open Data, Privacy and Fair Information Principles: Towards a Balancing Framework”, The Berkeley Technology Law Journal. In press. Preprint available at:



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.

  • Jonathan Gray is Researcher at the University of Amsterdam and Director of Policy and Research at Open Knowledge. More about his work can be found here. He is on Twitter at @jwyg.