Week Eight

This weeks workshop was all about data. I’m so happy that we addressing the area of data journalism as it feels like this could be a real impact, already and even more in the future, on journalism. Having had a workshop with Paul Bradshaw for another module, it was also great to put some of the skills into practice. Here is some of what we did.

A simple word cloud, of top movie bad guys, using Wordle:

Top 10 movie bad guys

A map of a parade through Bristol that was crashed by a protestor, via Google Maps:

A simple pie chart, again of the top movie bad guys, using Chartgo.com:

Online Graphing
This has been one of the workshops I have most enjoyed. Data allows us to do so much in the world of journalism and I hope this is not the last time I try my hand at it.


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