Simon Rogers is an award-winning data journalist, writer and speaker. Author of ‘Facts are Sacred‘, published by Faber & Faber in the UK, China and South Korea. He has also written a range of infographics for children books from Candlewick. Data editor on the Trends team at Google, based in San Francisco, he is director of the Data Journalism Awards and has taught data journalism at U Cal Berkeley Journalism school.
Simon edited and created guardian.co.uk/data, an online data resource which publishes hundreds of raw datasets and encourages its users to visualise and analyse them – and probably the world’s most popular data journalism website.
He was also Twitter’s first ever Data Editor, working to tell stories from billions of tweets.
He has been a news editor on the Guardian, working with the graphics team to visualise and interpret huge datasets. He was closely involved in the paper’s exercise to crowdsource 450,000 MP expenses records and the coverage of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wikileaks war logs. He was also a key part of the Reading the Riots team which investigated the causes of the 2011 England disturbances. The launch news editor of the Guardian’s website, guardian.co.uk, he has edited the paper’s science section and has three Guardian books, including How Slow Can You Waterski? and The Hutton Inquiry and its impact.
He has also been named Best UK Internet Journalist by the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University. He won the inaugural XCity award from City University.
His Factfile UK series of supplements won a silver at the Malofiej infographics award and the Datablog won the Newspaper Awards prize for Best Use of New Media.
The Datastore was also honoured at:
Online Media Awards, 2012 (commendation)
Knight Batten awards for innovation in journalism, 2011
Technical innovation, Online Media Awards 2011
Best use of new media for Guardian Datablog, Newspaper Awards 2011
Simon is author of Facts are Sacred: the Power of Data (out on Kindle). And check out the hardback version from Faber & Faber, and this interactive version from iTunes. He is the author of a new range of infographics for children books from Candlewick.