Paul Bradshaw

207 Added | 15 Magazines | 165 Followers | @paulbradshaw | Author #scrapingforjournos @ojhandbook Lecturer @bcumedia, journalist, data journalism trainer. Founder @helpmeinvestig8 @ojblog

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ALEX GOLDMAN: From Gimlet this is Reply All. I’m Alex Goldman.<p>PJ: And I’m PJ Vogt.<p>ALEX GOLDMAN: PJ…<p>PJ: Yes…<p>ALEX GOLDMAN: So, ’bout seven months ago, …

Financial Times Returns to Apple’s App Store After Six-Year Hiatus

Publisher abandoned the platform in 2011 following disagreements with Apple over revenue and data sharing<p>By<p>Jack Marshall<p>Jack Marshall<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JackMarshall<p>Google+<p>jack.marshall@wsj.com<p>The Financial Times is launching a new mobile application for Apple iOS devices in the U.S. …

Apps

Introducing Anchor Videos: the best way to share audio on social media

Starting today, anyone can leverage Anchor’s new video creation technology to quickly turn audio segments into beautiful, shareable videos, featuring …

‘Raining clicks’: why we need better thinking on technology, data and journalism

I’ve spent the last eight years building the case for using audience data in newsrooms and the tools and culture required to make it a force for …

We’re in the early stages of a visual revolution in journalism

It’s more than a pivot to video — it’s an evolution of text.<p>Reports of the death of the written word are greatly exaggerated. The much-lamented and much-snarked-about phrase “pivot to video" is, if I'm being honest, somewhat warranted — video advertising is becoming central to every digital media …

Marketing

How easy is it to accidentally delete thousands of police records?

When Police Scotland bosses gave evidence to a committee of MSPs about the force's stop-and-search data they revealed that 20,086 records were lost because a computer programmer "pressed the wrong button". But in a world of back-ups, and back-ups to the back-ups, could that really happen?<p><b>If today's</b> …

Scotland

England in numbers

Olivia replaces Amelia as top girl's name<p>Check out the top 10 baby names in England and Wales and discover more about the trend for unusual names. …

BBC England Data Unit & BBC Shared Data Unit

Gender pay gap: Charity questions accuracy of data<p>UpdatedFeb 2, 2018<p>Neighbourhood police: One in seven officers axed were beat bobbies<p>UpdatedFeb 1, …

United Kingdom

Data Journalism for Beginners: What to do about too awesome to be true data?

Part of a series of posts looking at tips and ideas for getting started with data journalism Why data journalism and getting started Some maths and …

Bureau hires Megan Lucero from The Times to lead new data journalism team

The Bureau has appointed Megan Lucero to run its ambitious new project, the Local Data Lab.Lucero, one of the UK’s leading data journalists, joins …

Journalism

Bureau awarded £500,000 Google grant for 3-year local journalism project

The Bureau has this week been offered a major grant worth €662,000 from Google as part of the company’s Europe-wide Digital News Initiative …

Journalism

Early proof of concept for Local News Engine

The Open Data Services team produced in the first development sprint some prototype code that demonstrates that critical parts of the Local News …

Geospatial Analysis

Google Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund winner – Local News Engine #dni

We are delighted that Google has made us an offer of funding under the Digital News Initiative for our Local News Engine prototype. Local News Engine …

News Industry

NUJ members under police surveillance mount collective legal challenge

Six NUJ members have discovered that their lawful journalistic and union activities are being monitored and recorded by the Metropolitan Police. They …

Surveillance

The Government wants to know where you were online, when. Why journalists should be cautious

The EFF have an interactive graphic which shows you what information can be grabbed when you’re using Tor or HTTPS<p>Home secretary <b>Theresa May</b> wants to …

A Tag

<b>30 October 2017</b>: Helen Mills, senior associate at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies explains the lack of transparency threatens the right to …

Surveillance

Investigatory Powers Bill: Email your MP

The Bill includes police powers to see which websites and apps we use, and bulk surveillance powers for GCHQ. This Bill needs to be amended if it is …

Surveillance

Death from above, dished out by algorithm

The US National Security Agency’s Skynet project uses metadata to help decide who is a target – but is it technologically sound enough to justify drone strikes?<p>“Guns don’t kill people,” is the standard refrain of the National Rifle Association every time there is a mass shooting atrocity in the US. …

Associated Press sues FBI over fake news story

The Associated Press filed a lawsuit (PDF) this morning, demanding the FBI hand over information about its use of fake news stories. The case stems …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Police Scotland fingered for breaching RIPA code 'multiple' times

Police Scotland’s covert investigations unit has been accused of committing "multiple breaches" of a new code intended to guard against unlawful …

Surveillance

Confirmed: Met Police obtained phone records of three Sun journalists as part of Operation Alice

The Metropolitan Police has admitted to using Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to secretly obtain the phone records of three Sun journalists …

Surveillance

House of Commons

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UK Parliament

UK.gov oughta get its data-sharing house in order before Digital Economy Bill plans

<b>Analysis</b> If you show us yours, we might show you oursThe government has a funny notion of how to tackle failure. When it comes to contracts, …

United Kingdom

Lessons from history for UK Home Sec Theresa May's Investigatory Powers Bill

<b>IPB</b> Been there, read the law, got bulk-intercepted“Let me be clear,” Theresa May said on the introduction of the Investigatory Powers Bill in …

Surveillance

Destroying Democracy Under the Cloak of Defending It

The problems with thematic warrants and why they should be removed from the UK Government’s Investigatory Powers Bill<p>We currently have the rare …

How publishers could end up helping authorities hack their own readers

The Guardian complied when authorities demanded they destroy the Snowden filesSo far most of the talk about the <b>Investigatory Powers Bill</b> has been …

Surveillance

Foreign powers will be allowed to access email and phone records

Foreign governments could be given details of Britons’ phone calls, emails and internet usage in another “deeply troubling” part of new surveillance plans.<p>Ministers have confirmed that any overseas country can ask the Home Secretary for communications data as part of criminal investigations.<p>Other …

Surveillance

Use stronger snooping powers against fly tipping, watchdog urges

New powers to snoop on all emails, web visits and phone calls could still be used to combat minor crimes despite Government assurances, the watchdog who oversees them has said.<p>Sir Paul Kennedy, the Interception of Communications Commissioner, has told MPs that the powers could be justified when …

Surveillance

Seven reasons the Interception of Communications Commissioner has failed

I’ve been reading through all the annual reports issued by the Interception of Communications Commissioner since the passage of Regulation of …

Surveillance

GCHQ spying programme: Spy watchdog ‘is understaffed and totally ineffective’

The little-known watchdog responsible for ensuring that Britain’s spy agencies act within the law over communication interceptions has been condemned …