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Award-winning data journalist; MA Data Journalism + MA Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism https://t.co/pHkEYPmJX0 Books: https://t.co/iGt0nhhsMz
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Mar 15 37 tweets 48 min read
You want 35 tips on interviewing for journalists? Here goes... THREAD. 🧵
#bcujournos 1/ "For the first question, ask a gentle, wise question as it allows them to collect their thoughts and get ready to answer," says @PardeepKalirai #bcujournos
Nov 26, 2021 18 tweets 8 min read
🧵It's time for another journey into the world of telling stories through company accounts - this time Naomi Campbell's fashion charity is under investigation!
The story is here: theguardian.com/society/2021/n… But how did the reporter find the details..? 2/ First up: the story *lead* doesn't come from company accounts, it comes from a press release: gov.uk/government/new… — you can get email alerts about announcements from the Charity Commission here: gov.uk/government/lat… ...
May 25, 2021 30 tweets 17 min read
THREAD! I've reverse-engineered @jimwaterson's excellent article on sex-worker social media platform OnlyFans to show you how to find all sorts of stories in company accounts. Here's the article - theguardian.com/culture/2021/m… - now let's begin...🧵
#bcujournos 2/ First, you need to locate the company behind OnlyFans. It's not called OnlyFans so you can either Google it, or look for an 'About' section on the site that leads you to the company - in this case, Fenix International Limited
Apr 30, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
Completing today's double bill on scrollytelling, it's great to be able to welcome another @BCUJournalism alumna to speak to MA students: @carolinebeavon on her "lockdown data story" 104 Days Later artdatahealth.org/104-days-later… #bcujournos Succinctly expressed point by @carolinebeavon on the methodological issues of using social media to conduct surveys: "We're not gathering data at all - we're gathering testimonials". @Typeform was useful for this because people could upload files (recordings)
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Apr 30, 2021 5 tweets 6 min read
Really happy to be welcoming back MA Data Journalism alumna @oliviajlawlor from @f_l_o_u_r_i_s_h to @BCUJournalism to talk to current students as part of a double-header on scrollytelling today
#bcujournos I had no idea that @f_l_o_u_r_i_s_h had sports-specific #dataviz templates "to map a player's positions on a field/court" (via @oliviajlawlor) app.flourish.studio/@flourish/spor… #ddj
Mar 23, 2020 25 tweets 9 min read
THREAD: As many journalism students are understandably concerned about their work during the disruption caused by #coronavirus, here is some of the advice I've been giving to my students... 1/ Adaptability is a key skill in journalism. This period will see you learning how to adapt in ways that you will draw on throughout your journalism career. See this as a challenge, not an obstacle...
Nov 19, 2019 9 tweets 11 min read
Great to have @abigailedge at @BCUJournalism this afternoon to give #Bcujournos a special workshop on verification, trends, advanced search and Google Earth Timelapse @abigailedge @BCUJournalism One of my favourite tips via @abigailedge is combining "site:twitter.com" with "inurl:lists" but I like the addition of keywords in triangular brackets (or 'alligators'!) too: "<mental health bloggers>" google.com/search?q=site%… #bcujournos