The Craft of Data Journalism

Simon Rogers (Guardian), Michael Brunton-Spall (Guardian News and Media)
Data Science, Ballroom E
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Learn first hand from award-winning Guardian journalists how they mix data, journalism and visualization to break and tell compelling stories: all at newsroom speeds.

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Simon Rogers

Guardian

Simon Rogers is editor of the Guardian’s Datablog and Datastore, an online data resource which publishes hundreds of raw datasets and encourages its users to visualise and analyse them. He is the author of Facts are sacred: the power of data available now on Kindle. Simon is also a news editor on the Guardian, working with the graphics team to visualise and interpret huge datasets. He was closely involved in the Guardian’s exercise to crowdsource 450,000 MP expenses records and the organisation’s coverage of the Afghanistan Wikileaks war logs. Previously he was the launch editor of the Guardian’s online news service and has edited the paper’s science section. He has edited two Guardian books: How Slow Can You Waterski and The Hutton Inquiry and its impact. Simon has just been awarded the Oxford University Internet Institute’s award of ‘Best Internet Journalist’ and was recently honoured at the Knight Batten awards for journalistic innovation. The Datablog and Datastore have won awards in 2011 for innovation from the UK’s Online Media Awards and the Newspaper Awards. In 2010, Simon received a special commendation from the Royal Statistical Society in its awards for journalistic excellence.

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Michael Brunton-Spall

Guardian News and Media

Michael Brunton-Spall is the Developer Advocate for the Guardian. He has worked at the Guardian for three years now, helping to build and scale the website. He has spent a lot of time helping to setup and run the platform team that manages internal, behind the scenes, performance and scalability issues. As a Developer Advocate, Michael speaks at conferences, organises conferences, supports users of the API’s and does training.

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JD Lasica
04/01/2012 12:26am PDT

Simon, Michael or Sophia, wondering if we can get a pointer? We have a gathering of new media innovators coming up in the SF Bay Area soon and it would be helpful to have your insights as background. Thanks!

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Sophia DeMartini
02/28/2012 4:05pm PST

Hi JD,

We'll make sure to get them up if and when we get them from the speakers.

Thanks! Sophia

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JD Lasica
02/28/2012 2:20pm PST

Would love love love to see any slides or recordings that come out of this session. Have been checking Twitter and haven’t spotted any live tweeting of the session. Thanks!

jdlasica@gmail.com

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