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Those in the know: David Kinross, Interactive Designer at The Telegraph

April 1, 2011
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By JENNY STEVENS and BEN WHITELAW We caught up with David Kinross, Interactive Designer and infographics guru at The Telegraph at a Hacks and Hackers event on data visualisation. Some live tweets from the event can be found on our Twitter feed.

VISUALISED: Marriage rates

March 31, 2011
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By JENNY STEVENS As the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published the latest marriage rates for England and Wales yesterday, Seeing Stories thought it would be a good opportunity to experiment with a simple infographic from a large data set. The full data is available from the ONS website, or on the Guardian Data Blog. […]

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Photojournalism: A glimpse inside Fortnum & Mason

March 31, 2011
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By SARAH MORRISON THE POWER OF PHOTOS IN PROTEST: What was perhaps most noticeable about UK Uncut’s peaceful occupation of Fortnum & Mason on Saturday 26 March, the day of the TUC March for the Alternative, was that virtually no press made it inside. Yes, there were one or two freelancers and a handful of […]

Lesons learned from air travel infographics: why simple and accurate is best

March 30, 2011
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By JENNY STEVENS A series of infographics with a consumer focus featured on the Reuters website this week, taken from travel blog Nile Guide. The focus was on the state of air travel and how the customer experience has decreased in the last 60 years. They wanted to show how air travel has changed – […]

Covering the cuts protest: You don’t need an expensive camera to take great photos

March 30, 2011
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By BEN WHITELAW This is one of the fantastic shots taken by journalism student Seb Wheeler at Saturday’s cuts protests in London. Seb, a photographer and reporter for news site East London Lines, spoke to seeing stories about  the importance of using tools you know well, even if they don’t cost the earth. Amateur journalists […]

Middle East unrest: Guardian interactive timeline

March 30, 2011
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By JENNY STEVENS For those who may have lost track of protests in the Middle East, The Guardian have come up with a handy interactive timeline of Arab and Middle East unrest. Choose a date and scroll over the pins for a concise pop-out story of a particular event, with a link to a longer […]

Cuts protests: is photojournalism objective?

March 29, 2011
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By JENNY STEVENS As we said recently on Seeing Stories, photographs make a breaking news story. To feel close to the action, readers and users want to see it. This weekend the front pages of (almost) all the nationals were dominated by coverage of Saturday’s march against the Government’s public spending cuts. But each newspaper’s […]