This is the desk where I did all my live blogging from.

“Thank you, America!”

“Thank You America” is one of my favourite Cabaret Voltaire tunes, so I nicked the title for this post. Regular readers may have noted that I’ve spent quite a bit of the last few months live blogging US politics and…

This happened

This happened

I went in to work today

I went in to the office today for the first time since 18 March. It was odd, because it basically reminded me of all the downsides of working at home no chit-chat change of scene is good oh my god…

You are never too old for a career first

You are never too old for a career first

I had my first ever magazine front cover story this week. It is for the B2B magazine InPublishing, and is about what it has been like being a journalist working from home during the pandemic – and being one of…

Piers Jones

Terrible news this week that my former Guardian colleague Piers Jones has passed away. We worked on many projects together when I was doing information architecture and user experience work at the Guardian, and Piers was in the product management…

“You are part of our gang” – running news social media accounts during an election campaign

“You are part of our gang” – running news social media accounts during an election campaign

Having run social media accounts for both the Mirror and the Guardian during election and referendum campaigns, here’s a long rambling brain dump about the whole thing… I suppose one of the things that has driven my career over nearly…

“Not just cool graphs: data journalism for investigations” – notes from the panel session at #ijf17

“Not just cool graphs: data journalism for investigations” – notes from the panel session at #ijf17

I’m at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, and here are my notes from a panel about data journalism featuring my colleague Caelainn Barr alongside Mar Cabra, Daniele Grasso and Paula Guisado. Daniele Grasso, El Confidencial Daniele Grasso works at…

3 ways we’ve been looking at working with algorithms at the Guardian

I’m at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, and tomorrow I’ll be talking on a panel entitled “Collaborating with algorithms” alongside Greg Barber, Nicholas Diakopoulos, Christina Elmer and Jacqui Maher. I thought I’d share some of the jotted down thoughts…

“That’s the wrong bloody TARDIS mate!”

“That’s the wrong bloody TARDIS mate!”

Always good to be reminded how niche your specialist knowledge is. On Wednesday morning in the Guardian we had a spread looking at who might be the next Doctor Who, illustrated with a picture of the TARDIS. But not Peter…

What Chris Moran learned from seven years as the Guardian’s audience editor

Every journalist should read every word of this: “What I learned from seven years as the Guardian’s audience editor“