Here’s what I learned from writing, coding and designing my own longform data-driven feature story

These are the most important lessons I learned while spending three months hacking my way to a data-led digital feature story.


Data Vis: Trump’s Favourite Twitter Insults

Few voices on Twitter have become as recognisable as the next American President-elect, Donald Trump. His signature style of banter has splattered nearly every national newspaper in the world over the past year. So much so that some publishers have devoted entire graphics to Trump's twitter account. One such graphic is the New York Times'… Continue reading Data Vis: Trump’s Favourite Twitter Insults

Highlights from the 2016 Data Journalism UK Conference

This story was also published at Data journalism enthusiasts gathered from around the country at BBC Birmingham on Tuesday for the first ever Data Journalism UK conference, a packed day of keynote speakers, smaller breakout sessions and practical workshops on “finding stories in structured information”.   #DJUK16 punching nicely above its size. About 70… Continue reading Highlights from the 2016 Data Journalism UK Conference

Too Many Lies: Should We Even Check?

  The amount of Donald Trump think pieces, op-eds and one-takes in the media have reached dizzying levels over the past year. Intentional or not, he has stolen the show with an estimated $3 billion  in free publicity. We all know the reasons, at least when it comes to live broadcast: Trump comes on the… Continue reading Too Many Lies: Should We Even Check?