5 charts you need to see before voting in the EU referendum

The words “Brexit”, “remain ” and “leave” are perhaps the most written and repeated these days in the countdown to the referendum on 23th June. Immigration, workers’ rights or the impact over the economy are some of the hot topics of the debate. Has the EU forced the UK to bring more rights to British …

Interactive map: Explore how gentrification is changing Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

The Jewellery Quarter is currently undergoing a transformation. Trendy bars and restaurants share space with old factories in a process of gentrification that cause controversy within neighbours and business owners. The Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Plan (JQNP) has to lead the metamorphosis of the area and spread the seed for a thriving future. The immediate priorities of the plan are to fight …

How to: use maps effectively to explain stories

Image of the project BIG TIME BCN by 300.000 Km/s about Barcelona’s Heritage Catalogue.

Everybody loves maps, which makes them an attractive tool for journalists. Geography professors Sébastien Caquard and William Cartwright have analysed the relationship between maps and narratives, and they agree that maps are an extraordinary tool to explain stories. “The potential of maps to both decipher and tell stories is virtually unlimited. Maps can contribute to leaving cartographic …

Eight data journalism projects to get inspired

Data journalism turns spreadsheets into visualisations that can show stories impossible to explain otherwise. I have asked several data journalists about their favourite projects and have listed their responses. 1. Out of sight, out of mind Out of Sight, Out of Mind (2013)  visualises every known attack with drones by the US in Pakistan between 2004 …