32 episodes

Hosts Alberto Cairo and Simon Rogers will explore the latest in data journalism. You will meet the world’s top data journalists - and you will find out how they do what they do.

Subscribe to see how data is changing the world of journalism forever.

The Data Journalism Podcast Alberto Cairo & Simon Rogers

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    • 4.7 • 7 Ratings

Hosts Alberto Cairo and Simon Rogers will explore the latest in data journalism. You will meet the world’s top data journalists - and you will find out how they do what they do.

Subscribe to see how data is changing the world of journalism forever.

    Anna Brand: data journalism for CNN

    Anna Brand: data journalism for CNN

    Anna Brand is the Managing Editor for Data and Graphics at CNN Digital. She chats with Simon and Alberto about building a data journalism team at the news outlet, explains how it works and what inspires her.

    The⁠ ⁠music this week⁠⁠, made with⁠ ⁠TwoTone⁠⁠, is based on the data behind this CNN Digital story about Halloween candy.

    • 26 min
    Holiday special: why data storytelling matters

    Holiday special: why data storytelling matters

    It’s a different kind of podcast this week: Simon and Alberto talk about Alberto’s latest book, The Art of Insight, why data journalism is still a dream job and our approaches to working with numbers to tell stories. Find out what books got us here - and what we care about most, when it comes to data storytelling.



    The ⁠music this week⁠, made with ⁠TwoTone⁠, is based on snowfall in Central Park from 1869 from ⁠this dataset⁠, via weather.gov.

    • 44 min
    "Hungary is a data journalism superpower"

    "Hungary is a data journalism superpower"

    Attila Bátorfy is a data journalist operating in Viktor Orbán's Hungary, heading up ATLO and pioneering the field in the country as a teacher and practitioner. Find out why he believes Hungary is the country to watch for data storytelling.

    Music by ⁠TwoTone⁠, based on data about rising Hungary's falling population. You can hear the ⁠full (long) track here⁠.

    • 33 min
    Data journalism at The Guardian

    Data journalism at The Guardian

    The Guardian's Pamela Duncan and Ashley Kirk join Simon to talk about how data journalism has changed since he was there, how the news organisation works today and what is coming next.

    Music by TwoTone, based on data from this story about rising surface temperatures. You can hear the full (long) track here.

    • 1 hr
    Alan Smith: Inside the FT's data journalism operation

    Alan Smith: Inside the FT's data journalism operation

    Alan Smith is a rare breed: he leads the FT's team of data reporters and designers, but has a background in the stuffy world of official statistics as former head of digital content at the UK's Office for National Statistics. Alan is also author of How Charts Work, a handbook on designing with data using the FT's principles.

    He chats with Simon and Alberto about his approach to data journalism and how to make numbers accessible for everyone.

    • 34 min
    Data journalism in Kenya, with Eunice Magwambo

    Data journalism in Kenya, with Eunice Magwambo

    This week we meet data journalist Eunice Magwambo, whose team has trained over 2,000 journalists in data journalism and visualisation and is part of a new movement of talented data reporters in the region. She talks about how data journalism in Africa is different, the appetite for data-led stories and the importance of sharing those visuals.



    You can find more of Eunice's work here.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

GoldenPuppy1 ,

Good podcast, terrible audio quality

I really want to listen to this, but it’s so difficult to make out what they were saying in some episodes. The episode about The Pudding was especially bad.

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