“Everybody in the newsroom should work exclusively on their phones all the time.” – Me. This morning. Sort of. I was on a panel this morning at the BBC/New York Times Social Media Summit, and in the course of it…

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….

You’ll have heard a lot over the last few weeks on how Facebook is screwing down the organic reach of brand posts, and there’s a lot of unhappy people out there. I think anyone complaining they get less organic Facebook…

How we built Ampp3d in eight weeks

This evening I spoke at #ProductTank – a showcase event about product development hosted by the BBC, explaining how Trinity Mirror built Ampp3d in eight weeks. Here’s what I said… Ampp3d is the Mirror’s new data journalism site, which we…

At news:rewired I got put on the spot about whether there is a problem with Ampp3d being biased. Here’s what I think… I’m loving editing Ampp3d. It’s harder work than I imagined. And doing data journalism day-in day-out is fascinating…

“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…

Guardian shows why mobile design has to work for commercial content as well as editorial content

We’ve heard a lot recently about the labels that need to be applied to “native advertising” or “advertorial” online. If user-testing over the years has taught me one thing, it is that you can always rely on at least some…

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…

Like a man tracking Africa for missing episodes of Doctor Who, I’ve fearlessly found some notes on my laptop I never wrote up into blog posts. Back in May the BBC’s Trushar Barot was talking at Hacks/Hackers London about verifying…

OK, so it isn’t quite lost episodes of Doctor Who, but I’ve dug out my notes from a Hacks/Hackers London meet-up back in May 2013 that I never quite got round to writing up at the time. Here’s the first…