[This is a special edition of Portfolio of the Week section, celebrating the 2015 Data Journalism Awards and the Global Editors Network Summit 2015. Disclaimer: Infogr.am, the company behind Visualoop, is sponsoring the 2015 GEN Summit]
Today marks the beginning of one of the most awaited events of the data journalism and infographic design calendar: The Global Editors Network Summit 2015. This year, the event is taking place in Barcelona until Friday, and one of the highlights of the programme is, of course, the fourth edition of the Data Journalism Awards.
We presented the shortlisted data visualization projects here on Visualoop a month ago, and since then we also begun to feature some of the finalists in the Portfolio categories. We already showed you the amazing work being done by the folks at Kiln.it, and yesterday we presented some of the production from another one of the finalists, the Berliner Morgenpost.
And now it’s time for another outstanding visualization portfolio, this one belonging to John Burn-Murdoch, an interactive data journalist with the Financial Times in London, where he works with his colleagues on the interactive news team to find creative and innovative ways to tell stories using visuals, numbers and other media. His particular focuses are on using animation and interactivity as narrative tools, and on using striking visuals to draw readers into stories they might not otherwise discover.
John graduated from the City University MA in Interactive Journalism in 2012, and before joining the FT in 2013 he worked at the Guardian’s Datablog where he first began experimenting with data visualisation as part of a small team tasked with quickly creating smart graphics to add depth to the Guardian’s daily news coverage.
“I’ve learned an enormous amount from my colleagues at the FT about best practices in visualisation and interaction design, and even when not actively involved in my projects they deserve a huge amount of credit for them, be it for creating our wonderful visual style guides, encouraging me to learn new skills or pointing out where my 50 lines of code could be replaced by one!”
Here are the works John shared with us, all of them interactive:
Elevators race to the top | Financial Times
Premier League first XIs compared | Financial Times
EU unemployment tracker | Financial Times
Nadal and Federer: two paths to greatness | Financial Times
UK election results explained: interactive | Financial Times
UK election results explained: video | Financial Times
The finest goalscorers of modern European football | Financial Times
The danger of relying on injury-prone players for goals | Financial Times
Who influences the influencers? | Financial Times
Surface tension in tennis | Financial Times
The greatest men’s tennis players ever | Financial Times
Is the early season Premier League table a good predictor of future success? | Financial Times
Raheem Sterling: the stats behind the star | Financial Times
Marathon data show gender patterns in runners’ performance | Financial Times
Which Premier League clubs are best suited to stronger opponents? | Financial Times
Explore the statistical identity of every team at the World Cup | Financial Times
Tomorrow we’ll have more special posts about the finalists of the Data Journalism Awards, so keep watching this space. And follow the GEN Summit live blog here.