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Photojournalism: A glimpse inside Fortnum & Mason

March 31, 2011 by

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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 […]

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

March 30, 2011 by

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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 […]

Cuts protests: is photojournalism objective?

March 29, 2011 by

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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 […]

VISUALISED: George Osborne’s 2010 and 2011 Budget speeches

March 26, 2011 by

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BY BEN WHITELAW 2010 Budget speech – 24th March 2010 2011 Budget speech – 23 March 2011 Above are George Osborne’s two Budget speeches as Chancellor visualised into as word cloud generator on Many Eyes, showing the words used most frequently. The results could not be more astonishing. As you can see, the 2010 speech […]

Hacks and Hackers London: data visualisation

February 24, 2011 by

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BY BEN WHITELAW AND JENNY STEVENS Seeing Stories went along to Hacks and Hackers on Wednesday night (23rd February) to hear about the way big media visualises data. A particular highlight was a talk from Scott-Fraser Byrne of the BBC data visualisation team about the development of infographics in relation to audience need. Some live […]

Those in the know: David White from photofilm producers Duckrabbit

February 23, 2011 by

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By BEN WHITELAW “What other ways are there to tell a story” is a question that’s been keeping us up late at night here at Seeing Stories. Are your coneventional audio/ video/ photo slideshow packages that we find on websites the world over the only way of narrating a tale? With that in mind, our […]

Those in the know: Applied Works lead designer Rob Jung

February 9, 2011 by

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BY JENNY STEVENS In the third part of our “Those in the know” series we speak to Rob Jung, lead designer at London-based creative agency Applied Works. They are shortlisted for a Design Week award for their iPad and web infographics for the Times. ROB JUNG 1) What would say is the role of infographics […]