Simon Rogers


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Simon Rogers is an award-winning data journalist, writer, and speaker. Author of ‘Facts is Sacred, ‘published by Faber & Faber in the UK, China, and South Korea. He has also written a range of infographics for children's books from Candlewick. Data editor on the News Lab team at Google, based in San Francisco, he is director of the Data Journalism Awards and teaches Data Journalism at Medill-Northwestern University in San Francisco and has taught at U Cal Berkeley Journalism school.

Simon edited and created guardian.co.uk/data, an online data resource that publishes hundreds of raw datasets and encourages its users to visualize and analyze them – and probably the world’s most popular data journalism website. He was also Twitter’s first-ever Data Editor, working to tell stories from billions of tweets.

He has been a news editor for the Guardian, working with the graphics team to visualize and interpret huge datasets. He was closely involved in the paper’s exercise to crowdsource 450,000 MP expenses records and the coverage of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wikileaks war logs. He was also a key part of the Reading the Riots team, which investigated the causes of the 2011 England disturbances. The launch news editor of the Guardian’s website, guardian.co.uk, has edited the paper’s science section. He has three Guardian books, including How Slow Can You Waterski? and The Hutton Inquiry and its impact.

Simon received the Royal Statistical Society’s award for statistical excellence in journalism. He has also been named Best UK Internet Journalist by the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University. He won the inaugural XCity award from City University. His Factfile UK series of supplements won a silver at the Malofiej infographics award, and the Datablog won the Newspaper Awards prize for Best Use of New Media.

Simon is the author of Facts are Sacred: the Power of Data (out on Kindle). And check out the hardback version from Faber & Faber and this interactive version from iTunes. He is the author of a new range of infographics for children's books from Candlewick.

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