Category Archives: Hints and Tips

Infographic reveals most common word used in 2010’s top pop songs as… “OH”

Part of this blog is about creating our own infographics, which I’ve done previously. What I haven’t done yet though is produce a Wordle. The site allows the user to input any text and it automatically produces an infographic displaying … Continue reading

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Simon Rogers: “Infographics are just as much journalism as a written piece is”

Beautiful infographics are great to look at but they don’t mean a thing without good data. We caught up with Guardian data journalist and recent XCity Award winner Simon Rogers to talk infographics from a data point of view. Hi Simon! … Continue reading

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Is the iPhone the world’s most popular camera?

If this infographic from Geekaphone is anything to go by then it could well be: The infographic begins with the journey of the Apple device as a camera, first looking at the specs of of the Apple QuickTake from the … Continue reading

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Create your own InfoMap!

I have always looked in wonder at those clever coloured maps in the Guardian, where they give each country a different colour according to population, economy, birth rate or any other variable. But could I produce something like it myself? … Continue reading

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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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Budget 2011 as a Wordle

A while back I posted an article about the beauty of wordles and how they are useful in dissecting data that is mostly word-based. Following my recent attempt to create a bubble chart, I decided to try and create a … Continue reading

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Data on Data

As a magazine student at City University, a large portion of this semester has been devoted to the creation and development of XCity magazine, City Journalism’s flagship magazine, which goes out to around 5,000 journalist alumni. I was appointed multimedia … Continue reading

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