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Archive for May 2013

Remembered: the soldiers who fought for a foreign empire

I am now based in the US and it’s Memorial Day tomorrow, which commemorates those who served with the US armed forces. This reminded me of this piece I wrote for the Guardian some years ago about those who came from thousands of miles away to fight for a different country – for Britain in … Continue reading

Chart: A data journalism workflow – translated into different languages

The Data Journalism workflow was originally designed by Guardian graphic artist Mark McCormick to illustrate our work on the Datablog. It’s since found its way into talks, presentations and the Data Journalism Handbook. Now it’s been translated by reporters around the world. This is all I’ve found so far – have you seen more (and … Continue reading

The new White House open data executive order: how does it compare to the British version?

The White House has released an executive order today committing all federal government data to be open and machine-readable. Signed by President Barack Obama – who was also one of the people behind the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Bill of 2006, back in the day when he was a Senator. That Bill became an … Continue reading

My life as a data visualisation

It’s hard enough to leave The Guardian without your friends doing stuff like this for you. This is the handiwork of the rather lovely Guardian graphics team – especially Paul Scruton, Mark McCormick and Christine Oliver.

Gallery: images from a newspaper

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