Nicola Hughes

by Nicola Hughes

There’s a wonderful magic wand that every member of a digital newsroom wants to get their hands on. Take control and you can work wonders, untangle the world wide web of information, and even decrease your workload to fit in that extra cup of coffee. “What is this wand?” you ask, and “How can I […] more »

by Nicola Hughes

Come the holidays, we all like to do ourselves up — a new frock for the party season, or a post-Movember shave. We all like to look our best in preparation for the Christmas glut. This extravagance now extends to the web. But instead of adding a bit of snowfall, ScraperWiki has driven that further […] more »

by Nicola Hughes

As part of the Knight News Challenge entry, we at ScraperWiki said we would roll out Journalism Data Camps across the U.S. We had done what we called “Hacks and Hackers Hack Day“ events across the U.K. and Ireland, bringing journalists and coders together. This happened at the same time as HacksHackers in the U.S. […] more »

by Nicola Hughes

Newsrooms don’t fear too much news. They fear not enough news. With news on demand 24/7, the stream of information that journalists work with is becoming the commodity upon which they rely — which is why “evergreen“ stories are becoming a staple for the modern newsroom. What they need now are evergreen news sources. So […] more »

by Nicola Hughes

The best journalism comes from digging. Not phoning up press officers but speaking with those in the know. Not seeking comments from experts but going out onto the streets. The real stories, the scoops and the breakthroughs don’t come prepackaged. So why limit data-driven journalism to the relatively few sources of clean, pre-packaged and nicely […] more »