Modern journalism is about telling stories using the power of data. So if you’re fascinated by data and want, need – and must – know more about it, come to our seminar on Monday 25 March date at The Academy Hotel, 21 Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6HG, where we’ve gathered together a panel of top experts to tell you how to find scoops, build stories and engage audiences.
- Leila Haddou: data journalism editor for The Times and The Sunday Times. Formerly investigations correspondent at the Financial Times.
- Alexsandra Wisniewska: data journalist at the Financial Times. She writes data-driven stories and manages interactive projects.
- Taneth Evans: – head of audience development at The Times and The Sunday Times
- Sophie Warnes, senior data journalist at the Office of National Statistics and publishes a weekly data round up, Fair Warning.
- Caelainn Barr, editor, Data projects as The Guardian
- Prof Heather Brooke, a campaigning journalist, writer and programme director of the MA Investigative Journalism at City, University of London (chair)
When: Monday March 25
Time: 6.30 pm for a 7.00 start . Panel ends 8.15. Drinks and networking until 9.00 pm
Venue. The Academy Hotel, Bloomsbury
YTL Hotels’ elegant Gower Street property, has just re-opened after undergoing a huge refurbishment. Paying homage to its location in an undeniably literary & cultural pocket of London, The Academy now offers a peaceful and sophisticated space dedicated to the writings and works of The Bloomsbury Set, the famous group of individuals who once lived and worked in the streets surrounding the property. The multi-million-pound refurbishment was overseen by New York-based award winning Champalimaud Design. Dark velvet sofas, large table lamps and statement wallpaper are incorporated with the vital elements of a contemporary city hotel to produce the stunning look and feel. The hotel has a number of references to its literary corner of London, such as the fully stocked library and Genius Lab, where professionals and students alike can work in a conductive environment, ensuring that it is a great place to stay for both work and leisure travellers alike.