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Data journalism for the people! Ben Welsh and MaryJo Webster on the state of local data journalism

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How do you make data journalism that matters to people about where they live? In the latest Data Journalism Podcast, Alberto and Simon explore local data journalism with two of the leading practitioners of the field.

MaryJo Webster is the data editor for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis and has devoted herself to training data journalistsBen Welsh is the editor of the Data and Graphics Department at the LA Times, who also leads a new data partnership with the Big Local News Project.

Find out what they love about their work, their top tools – and all of our guilty data hacks.

The music this episode is made with made with TwoTone and is the sound of American Football, based on 538’s NFL ELO ratings.

Listen to the latest Data Journalism Podcast >>

About Simon Rogers

Data journalist, writer, speaker. Author of 'Facts are Sacred', from Faber & Faber and a range of infographics for children books from Candlewick. Edited and launched the Guardian Datablog. Now works for Google in California as Data Editor and is Director of the Sigma awards for data journalism.

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Data journalist, writer, speaker. Author of 'Facts are Sacred', published by Faber & Faber and a new range of infographics for children books from Candlewick. Data editor at Google, California. Formerly at Twitter, San Francisco. Created the Guardian Datablog. All opinions on this site are mine, not my employers'. Read more >>

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