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Data Visualisation

Data Journalism

Journalism Education

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Recent & Upcoming Talks

Data, algorithms, chatbots and computational journalism impacting on newsrooms, are you ready?

Fake news, open data, algorithms and news room experimentation mean there’s a need to train journalists beyond the basics.

How do you deal with statistical uncertainty when you’re up against the clock?

Key findings from the process of designing a new joint-honours Master’s degree combining Computer Science and Journalism.

Recent Publications

Quickly discover relevant content by filtering publications.

Every time a free tool goes freemium or a platform closes because it can’t make money, we’ve got an issue. What’s going to happen to …

This preliminary research aims to show how computational analysis allows us to investigate the means by which news stories are spread.

Does the sports media just use clickbait to generate traffic, and is this is reducing the quality of football journalism?

This preliminary research aims to show how computational analysis allows us to investigate the means by which news stories are spread.

Subediting and Production for Journalists is an introduction to the skills of subediting for newspapers, magazines and websites.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Senior Lecturer

City, University of London

Jun 2019 – Present London, England
Responsibilities include:

  • Data journalism
 
 
 
 
 

Senior Lecturer

Cardiff University

Nov 2006 – May 2019 Cardiff, Wales
Responsibilities include:

  • Co-director MSc Computational and Data Journalism
  • Senior Personal Tutor
  • Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Member of NCTJ Public Affairs Exam board (2006-2009)
 
 
 
 
 

Lecturer

Highbury College, Portsmouth

Jun 2002 – Oct 2006 Portsmouth, England
Responsibilities included:

  • Course leader for Fast-track Postgraduate and Block Release NCTJ-accredited courses
  • Industry training
  • NCE trainer
 
 
 
 
 

Journalist

Newsquest

Oct 1997 – Feb 2002 Southampton, England
Responsibilities included:

  • Splash/production sub for daily paper
  • Chief Reporter/Deputy Editor for large weekly
  • Acting Editor for two weekly newspapers
  • Feature Journalism
  • Supplement development
 
 
 
 
 

Journalist

Guardian Media Group

Feb 1995 – Oct 1997 Manchester and Hampshire, UK
Responsibilities included:

  • Court and crime reporting
  • Education and Health Correspondent
  • General News reporting

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