Additional keynote speakers have been announced for the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ Data Journalism Seminar on 25 May 2012, at Bloomberg in London.
Simon Rogers is editor of the Guardian Data Blog and Datastore, an online data resource which publishes hundreds of raw datasets and encourages its users to visualise and analyse them. In 2010, Simon received a special commendation from the Royal Statistical Society in its awards for journalistic excellence and in 2011, was named Best UK Internet Journalist by the Oxford Internet Institute.
Caelainn Barr is an award-winning journalist with experience working on data driven and FOI based stories for print and broadcast media. She completed her NCTJ at City College Brighton and Hove in 2010 and went on to work for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London, where she worked with the Financial Times, BBC and Al Jazeera. She is a financial journalist for Citywire and works on data driven projects independently and with the Open Knowledge Foundation.
The Royal Statistical Society will also provide information on the Get Stats campaign. The campaign is designed to improve how people handle numbers – the practical numbers of daily life, business and policy. The campaign is also working to establish good practices of reporting data and statistics in the media.
They join Paul Addison, managing editor, training, Bloomberg News; Paul Francis, political editor, KM Group; Mark Gilbert, London Bureau Chief, Bloomberg; and Jo Ferguson, news and multimedia recruiter for Bloomberg.
The one-day seminar will cover topics including sourcing data, analysing and visualising data and utilising data from FOI requests. There will also be the opportunity for journalism tutors to discuss the teaching of data journalism skills and share best practice.