Author Archives: Helly

About Helly

I am a Magazine Journalism MA Student at City University and a freelance journalist. I like period dramas, telly, tea and cake. Oh, I do love cake. Join me for a natter about the box.

TUC Anti-Cuts March

As you will have seen and read, the peaceful anti-cuts protest that took place in London over the weekend descended into what is now becoming expected: violence, thuggery and vandalism. What is perhaps more controversial than the actions of a … Continue reading

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D’oh!

It was posted over three months ago, so we’re a little slow on the uptake (well, what do you expect from dummies like us?) but you have to take a look at this video called ‘Journalism in the Age of … Continue reading

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Why not try a graphic CV?

You might have noticed times are tough and youngsters striving to get a job in competitive industries are searching for ever more inventive ways of standing out from the crowd. Why not follow Chris Spurlock’s example (that went viral earlier … Continue reading

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Data journalism using infographics

Unless you have a)been living under a particularly heavy rock, in the middle of nowhere, with no human contact or b)zero interest in journalism trends, the rise of ‘data journalism‘ will not be anything new to you. However, the term … Continue reading

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Mark Hooson

You might remember Mark Hooson from when we posted his rather excellent BAFTA infographic (look here for a refresher). We thought it would be a nice idea to talk to the man behind the brilliance and get some top infographic … Continue reading

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Info-static

Inforgraphics don’t have to be static images. In fact, a moving infographic can be just the ticket for comparing data in a timeline, as shown in this brilliant example by Hans Rosling. This shows that inforgraphics aren’t just a great … Continue reading

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Living, breathing infographics.

I kid you not. We’ve recently discovered the work of Peter Orntoft, who has created infographics using photographs to depict the information the graphic conveys. It’s all about context. It all sounds a bit complicated, and for copyright reasons we … Continue reading

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