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Ashley Kirk

Senior Data Journalist The Telegraph

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I am a Senior Data Journalist at The Telegraph, interested in using data to uncover stories and tell them in new ways. I also teach data journalism classes to MA students in my role as a Visiting Lecturer at City University London. Data is a key tool for journalists, helping us to dig into statistics, come up with new ideas and ultimately understand the world. I enjoy doing these things and communicating my findings with different visualisation methods. I have written for several publications, including the Guardian, the Independent and City A.M..

Content by Ashley

Case studies
Parsing the European Parliament elections

Come election day, voters are all asked one crucial question: Who are you going to vote for? But behind every vote, there’s plenty more. We took a look at 5 ways that data journalists parsed the 2019 European Parliament election.

Case studies
World Cup data journalism

Still running high on football fever, we brought you a special edition of Conversations with data, to look back at a tournament full of inspiring data journalism.

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9 questions about the World Cup, and how data journalists answered them

The 2018 World Cup might be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the data journalism that it inspired. We collated a full roundup of data journalism that dissected, predicted, and queried the World Cup.