I work on the visual and data journalism team at the Financial Times in London.
I also organise Journocoders, a community of journalists and other people working in the media interested in developing technical skills for use in their reporting.
Shows how a once marginal bourse has been transformed by a conglomerate whose growth bankers and analysts say is hard to explain. I analysed data from key stocks to show how much of the total volume of trade was made up of large batches of identical numbers of shares traded simultaneously.
Revealed that nearly 40 individuals and entities declared as being under sanctions, including three Russian tycoons, hold British property through offshore vehicles. I connected up corporate data with land records and analysed the results to identify notable individuals in the data.
Finds matches in two spreadsheets, optionally using various fuzzy-matching algorithms. Used by organisations including the Guardian, the Times, and the New Humanitarian who used it to identify a company the United Nations had a contract with who was also on its own sanctions list.
Enriches data, adding new columns based on lookups to online services. For example, taking a spreadsheet of company numbers and turning it into a list of directors of those companies.
As data journalism has become mainstream, more data editor positions have been created. But what makes a good data editor? In this panel we will discuss what it takes to do the job effectively, the different things it can involve, and the different routes to getting there. With Marie-Louise Timcke, Jan Strozyk, Helena Bengtsson, Eva Belmonte, and Dominik Balmer, moderated by me.
Guest lecture covering the origins of investigative data journalism, the nature of data in investigations, where it comes from, plus what code is and how it is used in the newsroom to do this kind of work.
Ever relied upon an online source, only later to find it deleted or changed? This class covers how to get the most out of resources like the Wayback Machine – what they’re good for, and what they’re not. We also cover when and how to build your own private archives of web content.
Have you ever wondered how exactly your stories reach your readers? Ever wanted to know how to build a simple webpage? Or how to scrape information from the web? This session covers the principles of how web pages get onto your screen, and working with the two key web technologies of HTML and CSS. Dataharvest sessions taught with Rui Barros.