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Here are my students' final projects from UC Berkeley J-School dataviz class: http://peteraldhous.com/ucbdataviz/2014/ Enjoy!
Introduction to Data Visualization: Student Projects. A compilation of final projects completed by students in the Fall 2014 data visualization course at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Instructor: Peter Aldhous; thanks also to J-School lecturer Jeremy Rue for help and advice to ...
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Their mistakes harmed patients. Yet these doctors were hired to run clinical trials. My new feature for Matter

https://medium.com/matter/why-are-dope-addicted-disgraced-doctors-running-our-drug-trials-aff6d20843bf
Why Are Dope-addicted, Disgraced Doctors Running Our Drug Trials? By Peter Aldhous Photographs by Grant Cornett At aro…
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I looked into the science behind our dog's meds. Here is what I found.

If you share your life with a pet, do read Kaleb's story. Then you may have some questions for your vet. 

And if there are pet lovers in your circles, please share!
I investigated the science behind our dog’s meds. What I found should concern all animal lovers 
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Is the Internet promoting or stifling scientific debate? I'll discuss, with Jonathan Dugan of PLOS Labs and Robert Tibshirani of Stanford, on KALW public radio at 7pm Pacific today 
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Excited to start today as contributor to https://www.readmatter.com/ and https://medium.com/! Thnx to Jim Giles, Bobbie Johnson and co for welcome:  https://medium.com/inside-matter/dd1a7d6d89f8
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And this link for other articles about the data: http://eventdata.psu.edu/data.dir/GDELT.html
 
See how a database of over 200 million global events reveals the pattern of violence in Syria in our interactive graphic: http://ow.ly/l0yqW
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+Peter Aldhous Fantastic - will look at map methodology in more detail when I get the chance. Used a lot of GIS in my undergraduate degree (BSc Geography) so would love to get back into that with QGIS.

Keep up the great work!
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Flood alert: where seas will rise fastest with climate change. Watch out Tokyo! My latest interactive for New Scientist.
The coming flood: Explore the future's rising seas. As the world warms, ice melts and water expands, sea level will rise – but faster in some places than others. These simulations, which assume warmin...
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Hey, really enjoyed your article for New Scientist. Would love to pitch you on a story. If you may be interested, my email is saivenkysingh at Gmail
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The Daydream Disorder. Sluggish cognitive tempo may sound like an Onion-style parody of psychiatry. But the debate is real, and the stakes are high.
The name of a “new attention disorder” sounds like an Onion-style parody: sluggish cognitive tempo. It also sounds like a classic case of disease mongering: blurring normality with sickness to boost drug companies’ bottom lines. But this condition is not satire, and the scientific debate about its existence has already...
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The Inside Track: a data-driven look at academy members' privileged path to publishing at PNAS
http://www.nature.com/news/scientific-publishing-the-inside-track-1.15424
Members of the US National Academy of Sciences have long enjoyed a privileged path to publication in the body's prominent house journal.
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Thanks for the chance to talk on my favorite topic: data journalism in science!
 
Many people get into science journalism through science. I asked data journalism guru +Peter Aldhous why we don't see more science journalists using their own data and research in their stories:  http://pitchpublishprosper.com/scientific-journalism-interview-peter-aldhous/ #journalism   #investigativereporting   #data  #CAR
Science and journalism differ in important ways, but journalism would benefit if more reporters used data analysis in their stories, argues Peter Aldhous.
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This is awesome, and I wish more writers thought this way. Going for critical thinking, interviewing the data as well as the experts, yes!! Sure, sometimes (oftentimes) journalists need to simplify, but that does not mean they cannot also sometimes expand and deepen what we know. Kudos. 
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Great fun working on this interactive with Adam Becker and MacGregor Campbell!

Answer: Billions and billions
These might be like home. This is our best estimate for the number of potentially life-bearing worlds among the planets spotted by Kepler. But we're missing much of the picture. Kepler could spot only planets that passed between their parent stars and the telescope's viewpoint – even a slight ...
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Fun working on this with new colleague Adam Becker!
 
The Planck satellite has revealed the best ever view of the cosmic background radiation - but just how sharp is it? Use our interactive slideshow to see how the new map of the universe stacks up.
http://planck.newscientistapps.com/
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I report on biology, medicine, social sciences and the environment — from genetics and stem cells, through ecology and conservation, to psychology and psychiatry. I also teach investigative reporting in the Science Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and data visualization in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
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  • University of Nottingham
    PhD. Animal behavior, 1986 - 1989
  • University of Bristol
    BSc. Biology, 1983 - 1986
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