A roundup of interesting things relating to data stories and visualizations I found on the web last week.
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
This story was also published at journalism.co.uk. 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
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?
Perhaps more than any other, this year’s U.S. presidential primary race has made a few heads spin. Phrases such as “contested convention” and “delegate math” - previously found in the vocabulary of journalists and political junkies - have entered the mainstream circuit. And when you throw into the mix a controversial candidate like Donald Trump, the… Continue reading How the New York Times simplified complex delegate math with interactive data