Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Farida Vis wins at inaugural Data Journalism Awards

Dr Farida Vis, who joins the School as a research fellow this September, was part of a team awarded First Prize for ‘Data Visualisation and Storytelling (National/International)' at the inaugural Data Journalism Awards.

The team's project analysed rumours spreading across Twitter during the 2011 London riots, presented as an interactive front end at the Guardian's Reading the Riots site.

The rumours were a mixture of the true, such as the fire at the Miss Selfridge store in Manchester, and the (sadly?) untrue, such as the supposed release of tigers from London Zoo.

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