Polls, polls, lov-er-ly polls

Polls, polls, lov-er-ly polls

One of the stories to come out of the 2015 General Election was how wrong the polling was in advance, and since then pollsters have been investigating how it went wrong: “This week’s Polling Inquiry — what you need to know in…

Doctor Who companions data story in the Telegraph

Doctor Who companions data story in the Telegraph

Over the weekend I made my debut for the Telegraph, with “Doctor Who companions – a data story” It’s a look at how the relative ages of the lead actor and the people playing the Doctor’s companion have shifted over…

Some thoughts on straight lines across UK maps

Some thoughts on straight lines across UK maps

A good little debate on Twitter today about the fidelity of some of the maps Ampp3d have been using. We’ve taken to representing YouGov’s regional survey variations with clearly non-geographic lines drawn across the country, dividing it into several bands….

“The Ampp3d-ification of news”

“The Ampp3d-ification of news”

No, nobody’s coined or used that phrase yet, so I thought I’d start We’re eleven weeks into the experiment that is publishing Ampp3d. I’m enjoying it so far. I think we’ve made some great and entertaining content, and I think…

“Anyone referring to journalism as ‘a product’ should be shot” – Quartz’s Leo Mirani & Jason Karaian at #HHLdn

I recently had a look down the back of my sofa, and found a load of notes from talks that I never got round to blogging. So I’m gradually putting that right. Here is what I made of watching Leo…

The Quartz curve, illustrated by Dan Shewan.

“Making news stand-out in a social media world” – Quartz’s Kevin Delaney at #SmartDEN

Quartz are by far one of the most interesting entries into the news market in the last couple of years, and at #SmartDEN, editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney spoke about how they operate. Kevin explained that they were “digitally native” and “mobile…

“Every story starts with an audience of zero” – Jay Lauf of Quartz at news:rewired

I’ve been at the latest edition of news:rewired, and of course, note-taking and blogging furiously. Here are my notes from the opening keynote talk by Jay Lauf, publisher of Quartz. “Every story starts with an audience of zero” – Jay…