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Raconteur

Your personalisation strategy needs a shake-up (Raconteur)

A piece about whether or not personalised marketing is working, for Raconteur’s Special Report on Personalisation.

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CityMetric Journalism

Which London borough has the worst pubs? (CityMetric)

Some extremely important data journalism on where to find the worst pubs in London.

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CityMetric Journalism

Here’s the longest you could get trapped in the train doors for on every London Underground line (CityMetric)

A man got stuck in the doors for a significant length of the Northern Line so I attempted to work out the longest possible you could get stuck like that on the entire tube network.

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Journalism The Guardian

Of course the Victorians walked faster. They didn’t have Instagram and map apps (The Guardian)

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/30/victorians-walked-faster-map-apps-ordnance-survey
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Journalism New Statesman

The Oscars last went hostless in 1989. It ruined a man’s career (New Statesman)

https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/film/2019/02/oscars-last-went-hostless-1989-it-ruined-man-s-career
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Journalism New Statesman

The rise and fall of the point-and-click adventure game (New Statesman)

https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/games/2019/01/rise-and-fall-point-and-click-adventure-game
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Journalism New Statesman

“Lord of the Rings is racist about orcs” is not an important new front in the Culture War (New Statesman)

https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2018/11/lord-rings-racist-about-orcs-not-important-new-front-culture-war
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Journalism New Statesman

Are budget airlines really charging families to sit with their own children? (New Statesman)

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/business-and-finance/2018/11/are-budget-airlines-really-charging-families-sit-their-own
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CityMetric Journalism

Do British cities have grid systems? We used science to find out (CityMetric)

I used OSMnx, Geoff Boeing’s amazing Python library for analysing street networks, to look at how orderly the streets are in various UK towns and cities.

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Journalism New Statesman

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America is a fitting metaphor for the US, but unsatisfying TV (New Statesman)

https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/tv-radio/2018/07/sacha-baron-cohen-s-who-america-fitting-metaphor-us-unsatisfying-tv