Last week saw the third Data Journalism UK conference, an opportunity for the country’s data journalists to gather, take stock of the state of the industry and look at what’s ahead.
The BBC Shared Data Unit’s Pete Sherlock kicked off the event, looking back at the first 18 months of the unit’s existence. In that period the unit has trained 15 secondees and helped generate over 600 stories across more than 250 titles in the regional press.
Both stories resulted in strong pushback – from the Ministry of Justice and the electric car industry respectively – but their new data journalism skills gave them the confidence to persist with the story. Continue reading →
For the last few months I have been working on an investigation into football agents with the rather wonderful Nigerian journalists Yemisi Akinbobola and Ogechi Ekeanyawu. You can now read the resulting story on both IQ4News and Nigeria’s Premium Times. Continue reading →