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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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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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Call for Collaborators: “A Field Guide to Fake News”

We’re pleased to announce a new project to create “A Field Guide to Fake News”, led by myself, Liliana Bounegru and Tommaso Venturini. It will be launched at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia in April 2017. In the wake of concerns about the role of “fake news” in relation to the US elections, the […]

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Piece on “Datafication and Democracy” in IPPR’s Juncture

The following piece was originally published in Juncture, IPPR’s journal of politics and ideas, on 21st December 2016. Digital information systems have come to play a central role in how we organise and imagine collective life in the 21st century. The limits of our world are demarcated by electronic equipment scanning the movements of the […]

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Call for Papers: “Digital Methods for Public Policy”, International Conference on Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 28-30th June 2017

I’m involved in organising a panel on “Digital Methods for Public Policy” at the International Conference on Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 28-30th June 2017. If you’re interested in using digital methods for policy research, then you’re welcome to apply. Further details about the panel can be […]

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Analysing Amnesty International’s Urgent Action Database

Amnesty International have just published the results of a data sprint about their historical database of Urgent Actions, which I coordinated as part of the Digital Methods Initiative Summer School 2016. A selection of outcomes published by Amnesty International can be found here. A selection of further materials from the Summer School project can be […]

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