Category: adventures

5 Big Things of 2015

It's been quite a year! Here are a few of my highlights from 2015.   My Route Without doubt, the largest project I've ever worked on. My Route was a heritage project looking at the history of the Stratford Road in Birmingham through the changing businesses. I was commissioned by Sampad to design a touch table to allow the users to explore a map of the road, and find stories through audio, image and video content. This involved working with partner organisations over many months Read more [...]

Who is my data idol?

There must be something in the water .... twice this week I have received emails from online journalism students asking for my thoughts on data journalism - and more specifically, my data idols. The first was an email from Germany - or student Katarina Bons to be precise - asking for information about any studies into data journalism in the UK and who the key players were. During the completion of my final MA Online Journalism project, during a desperate need to relieve tension, I pasted the Read more [...]

Adventures #1 – SoLoMoDEN

In something of a mid-February resolution, I've decided to do more day-to-day blogging about the various online activities I am involved in. You have been warned ----- Yesterday I found myself at the SoLoMoDEN conference in Manchester. Right in the heart of Media City, it was hard not to be inspired about the future of the profession - even though there was a slight Legoland feeling to this regenerated part of Salford. The "DEN" bit of SoLoMoDEN, stands for the Digital Editors Network - Read more [...]