Zeroes and Ones: Investigating with Data

  • Paul Bradshaw


Numbers have become fundamental to our society—from the zeroes and ones of digitised culture, to big data driven services in politics, policing and commerce. And as journalists reporting on society it is essential to be able to find, understand and tell stories about those numbers: data journalism. In this chapter Paul Bradshaw outlines the surprisingly wide range of sources of data that journalists now work with, the stories that are told, the techniques that are used, and the pitfalls and ethical dilemmas that reporters now need to address.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Bradshaw
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  1. 1.Birmingham City UniversityBirminghamUK

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