Three prominent British journalists who know all about creating data-driven work are: John Burn-Murdoch, Senior Data-Visualisation Journalist at The Financial Times; Ashley Kirk, Visual Projects Editor at The Guardian; and Alex Homer, Senior Journalist at the BBC Shared Data Unit. Here are their top tips for getting to grips with data-driven journalism.
Substack revolution: Five best independent newsletters to follow
Imagine opening up your email and there’s something you actually want to read. Substack is a platform that allows anyone to start their own newsletter, with every article sent directly to their subscribers’ inbox. Substack attracts around 16 million people to their website every month, with over 500,000 subscribers paying for a flood of distinct newsletters. Here are five top-tier newsletters to get you started.
Substack creates newsletter opportunities for freelance journalists hit by the pandemic
Sophie Yeo thought she might never work again. Having finished her last commissioned article on 7 April 2020, Yeo was without any environmental writing opportunities for the first time since she became a full-time freelancer three years earlier.