Podcast by Data Journalism
Episode 17: Conversation with Betsy Mason
In the latest episode of our Conversations with Data podcast, we spoke with science journalist and author Betsy Mason about how journalists can effectively use maps to help visualise stories. She also explains how bad design, geographical quirks and perceptual illusions can confuse audiences, particularly when it comes to election maps.
Episode 16: Conversation with Tim Harford (Financial Times, BBC)
In this week's Conversations with Data podcast, Financial Times columnist and BBC presenter Tim Harford talks to us about his latest book "How to Make the World Add Up". As an economist and journalist, he talks to us about the power of statistics and why they aren't just a tool for debunking misinformation.
Episode 15: Conversation with Micah Cohen (FiveThirtyEight)
In this week's Conversations with Data podcast, Micah Cohen, FiveThirtyEight's managing editor, talks to us about the uncertainty of opinion polling data in the upcoming US elections. He also provides some useful advice for journalists covering the election results on November 3.
Episode 14: Conversation with Emilia Diaz-Struck (ICIJ)
This week's Conversations with Data podcast features Emilia Diaz-Struck, research editor and Latin American coordinator at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. She talks to us about the FinCEN Files, ICIJ's latest cross-border investigation that uncovers the role of global banks in industrial-scale money laundering. She discusses what it takes to manage collaborative data-led investigations with hundreds of journalists around the world.
Episode 13: Conversation with Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick
In this week's Conversations with Data podcast, data designer Stefanie Posavec and data journalist Miriam Quick talk to us about the concept and creative process for their latest collaboration, "I Am a Book. I Am a Portal to the Universe." Dubbed "a love letter to book design", it unlocks an understanding of the world around us through fascinating data measurements.
Episode 12: Conversation with Alberto Cairo, (University of Miami)
This week's Conversations with Data podcast features Alberto Cairo, the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami. As an expert in data visualisation, he is also director of the visualisation programme of the Center for Computational Science. He talks to us about the latest edition of his new book "How Charts Lie", his favourite resources and why he thinks data visualisation isn't magic.