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Data Journalism Conversations
35 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
Episode 52: Conversation with Simon Rogers & Bahareh Heravi (Google, University of Surrey)
In our latest episode, we spoke about the importance of archiving data journalism. Bahareh Heravi from The University of Surrey and Simon Rogers from Google discuss the challenges and the solutions to address this growing problem of lost content.
39 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
Episode 51: Conversation with Karrie Kehoe & Emilia Diaz-Struck (ICIJ)
In our latest episode, we sat down with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists to discuss the Uber Files. The investigation, first leaked to The Guardian, reveals how Uber flouted laws, duped police, exploited violence against drivers, and secretly lobbied governments during its global expansion. Data journalist Karrie Kehoe and data & research editor Emilia Díaz-Struck talk to us about what was involved in investigating and building a narrative around this massive data leak of 124,000 files.
44 minutes | Oct 12, 2022
Episode 50: Conversation with Marketa Hulpachova (Tehran Bureau)
This episode explores how to approach data journalism in a closed-information society like Iran. We spoke to Tehran Bureau's Marketa Hulpachova, director of investigations and research at the independent media outlet. She explains the economic challenges for everyday people inside the sanctioned country and how these protests differ from previous ones. We also learn how her corruption investigations use publicly available information to explore the business ties and growing wealth of leading figures in the Iranian regime.
54 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
Episode 49: Conversation with Jenna Corderoy, Ken Foxe & Attila Biro
This Conversations with Data podcast episode explores how journalists are grappling with Freedom of Information requests around Europe. We hear how the UK, Ireland and Romania's access to information laws differ, along with the challenges in successfully filing FOI requests and navigating the appeals process.
56 minutes | Aug 24, 2022
Episode 48: Conversation with Peter Bodnar, Dada Lyndell, Karina Shedrofsky, Claudia Manili
This Conversations with Data episode explores how journalists from Texty.ua, The Insider and OCCRP cover the Russia-Ukraine War with data. We also examine how data collection processes work for the humanitarian sector with ACAPS.org and what this means for reporting on the conflict.
42 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
Episode 47: Conversation with Sam Joiner & Gianluca Mezzofiore (FT, CNN)
This Conversations with Data episode explores how journalists from CNN and the Financial Times are covering the Russia-Ukraine War. We examine how innovation can help cure war fatigue among audiences and how journalists can leverage this moment to create new forms of data storytelling.
52 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
Episode 46: Conversation with Eoghan MacGuire, Hayley Willis & François D’Astier
This Conversations with Data episode explores how journalists from The New York Times, Bellingcat and AFP are covering the Russia-Ukraine War with open source investigation techniques and tools.
48 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
Episode 45: Conversation with Adolfo Arranz & Pei Ying Loh (Reuters Graphics, The Kontinentalist)
This episode features a conversation with Adolfo Arranz from Reuters Graphics and Pei Ying Loh from The Kontinentalist. The pair speak to us about the rise of data journalism in Asia and how accessible open data is throughout the region. We also hear about the importance of working with local organisations on data storytelling to unearth untold stories.
44 minutes | May 31, 2022
Episode 44: Conversation with Paul Bradshaw, Michelle McGhee & Carmen Aguilar-Garcia
This episode features a conversation with Paul Bradshaw from Birmingham City University, Michelle McGhee from The Pudding and Carmen Aguilar-Garcia from Sky News. The trio speaks to us about breaking into data journalism and the numerous educational paths one can pursue. Drawing on the panel's mixed experience, we also hear advice on transitioning from a technical or general news role into data storytelling.
50 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
Episode 43: Conversation with Mollie Pettit (Data Visualization Society)
In our latest conversation, Mollie Pettit from Data Visualization Society talks to us about using human-centred design for her data visualisation work. Drawing on her circuitous career path, she speaks to us about her favourite projects and provides learning resources for those new to the field. Finally, she gives us the inside take on this week's Outlier Conference happening February 4-5, 2022.
58 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Episode 42: Conversation with Brant Houston & Stephen Doig
In our latest conversation, veteran journalists Brant Houston and Stephen Doig talk to us about the evolution of data journalism from the 1950s to the present day. The pair identify the leading pioneers and data stories that defined the field. Finally, we hear some interesting future predictions about what new innovation we can expect in 2022.
24 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Episode 41: Conversation with Sinduja Rangarajan (Bloomberg)
In this episode, Bloomberg's Sinduja Rangarajan talks to us about using data to find and tell stories examining systemic inequality. She opens up about the power of community when covering critical issues like immigration. We also hear some helpful career advice for journalists new to data storytelling.
51 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
Episode 40: Conversation with Eva Constantaras & Htet Aung (Lighthouse Reports)
This episode features data journalist Eva Constantaras and data scientist Htet Aung from the investigative outlet Lighthouse Reports. The pair talk to us about leading a cross-border investigation examining the policies of vaccinating Europe's undocumented people. We also hear about the data gathering, documentation and methodology process for this open-source investigation.
28 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Episode 39: Conversation with Natalia Mazotte
In this episode, data journalist and social entrepreneur Natalia Mazotte talks to us about the media landscape in Brazil, along with organising the CODA Festival, Latin America's biggest data journalism conference. She also opens up to us about her chapter in the second Data Journalism Handbook and its release in Portuguese.
44 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Episode 38: Conversation with Pierre Romera (ICIJ)
This episode features ICIJ's Pierre Romera, who takes us behind the scenes of the Pandora Papers, the largest cross-border investigation of its kind. He explains how the ICIJ's infrastructure and bespoke tools helped hundreds of journalists dig through 12 million leaked files that reveal hidden wealth, tax avoidance and, in some cases, money laundering by some of the world's rich and powerful.
36 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Episode 37: Conversation with Jacopo Ottaviani & Tricia Govindasamy (Code For Africa)
This episode features Code For Africa's Jacopo Ottaviani & Tricia Govindasamy. The pair speak to us about the state of data journalism in Africa citing data-led journalism projects and initiatives, including WanaData, InfoNile and Mapping Makoko.
42 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Episode 36: Conversation with Clayton Aldern (Grist)
This episode features Clayton Aldern, a data reporter at Grist, a nonprofit, independent media organisation dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions. He talks to us about a joint investigation led by Grist and the Texas Observer examining abandoned oil wells in the Permian Basin region of the United States. Using data analysis and machine learning, the investigation found that state governments gravely underestimated the number of wells that need to be cleaned up along with the costing models.
34 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Episode 35: Antonio Baquero & Maxime Vaudano (OCCRP, Le Monde)
In this week's episode, we spoke with OCCRP editor Antonio Baquero and Le Monde journalist Maxime Vaudano about the OpenLux investigation. The duo discussed exploring the hidden side of the Luxembourg offshore industry based on open data released from the government.
44 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Episode 34: Conversation with Miriam Quick and Duncan Geere (Loud Numbers)
This episode features data journalists Miriam Quick and Duncan Geere, the co-hosts of "Loud Numbers", the new data sonification podcast. The pair speak to us about what sonification means for data storytelling and what stories work best for this medium.
27 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Episode 33: Conversation with Marie Segger (The Economist)
In this episode, data journalist Marie Segger talks to us about launching The Economist's "Off the Charts" data newsletter. We also hear about her career path into data journalism and her advice for generating data story ideas.
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