Flooding in south London, police misconduct charges and … Obama’s bunny ears

Another short post, just to link to some things I’ve done in the last two weeks – spent working with the digital news team of the Times and Sunday Times.

Much of my time was spent on a number of longer-term data journalism projects which – until publication – I won’t be posting about.

Needless to say, though, heavy use was The Times masthead smallmade of Google Fusion Tables and ScraperWiki, as well as
healthy amounts of Excel. The fortnight Sunday Times masthead smallgave me the best reason I’ve had to date to experiment with scraping, so that was a really good thing.

I also wrote a number of online news stories, ranging from the serious to the thoroughly silly season. Links to most of the articles I wrote here:

Police officers face charges over strip-search of woman

Basketball team’s prank puts ‘bunny ears’ on the President

Teenagers arrested after ‘swan-nabbing’

Streets in Herne Hill, South London, under water after main bursts

British volunteer women teachers hurt in acid attack in Zanzibar

All behind the great paywall of Wapping, but the first three paragraphs are yours for nothing.

Freelance journalist – data, public policy, Hackney and more

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