View selected projects below. More information can be found on my Github
Project looking into the impact Covid-19 has had on treatment for those with Multiple Sclerosis
Investigation consisting of FOI requests, interviews and data visualisation to tell the story of how people with MS have suffered because of the pandemic.View article View documents
Investigation into whether police forces disproportionately stop Asian people
Successfully analysed if stop and search powers disproportionately stop those of Asian heritage. The piece was published by the UK's number one Asian newspaper, the Eastern Eye.View article View documents
Coronavirus data analysis for Huffington Post
Numerous projects that colleagues and I worked on for national title Huffington Post. Consists of data analysis and a variety of data visualisations looking at case rates, the r-rate and hospitalisations for Covid-19.View projects
Analysis into the latest smoking statistics
Using the latest figures released by NHS England, I looked at smoking admissions, deaths and Pharmacotherapy rates. The piece shows yearly trends, alongside a regional focus with an interactive map.View project View documents
Podcast on how Covid-19 has impacted outpatients
The pandemic has had huge impacts on the way hospital appointments are carried out. I looked at how routine scans and tests have been affected, with a focus on outpatients and a short feature on Multiple Sclerosis.View project View article
Local news project: The Shared Space
After completing my undergraduate degree, I decided to create a site dedicated to local businesses in my area. I wanted to provide a voice for those struggling because of the first lockdown in England. I created multiple social media accounts and a website to host all the interviews. I engaged a community and made a difference as a journalist.View project View article
Lincoln City football fan page
To gain experience writing and running social media channels, I created a fan page for the football team I support. I ran the page from August 2017 for two years. I wrote three/four articles a week which covered a wide variety of styles. Being on time is important for sport content, especially breaking news and putting together match reports. I carried out interviews and built a partnership with a data company.View project View article
Since the start of my undergraduate degree, I have been undertaking relevant work experience. This includes spending time with the data unit at Reach, writing data journalism articles for the Huffington Post and the Eastern Eye.
I also spent two years working on the Cardiff University student paper Gair Rhydd where I was the deputy editor in the final year of my studies.
November 2020-January 2021 (72 hours)
I spent time working on a piece for the Asian newspaper Eastern Eye. This was looking at stop and search powers and assessing whether police target Asian minorities.
Feedback: “It was his ability to analyse the data and create visuals which marked him out as a credit to his university and an impressive young journalist.”
Experience in short:
- Analysed data for national figures as well as monthly statistics published by police forces.
- Combined CSVs using the terminal to make a total dataset instead of individual forces.
- Produced R scripts to help clean the data.
- Created a plethora of visualisations incorporating best practice.
January 2020 (10 days)
I completed a week working with the data unit at Reach PLC. It was an extremely productive and insightful experience analysing datasets, identifying trends, and writing bulletins.
Feedback: “George is a very talented data journalist with a nose for stories and an understanding of data. He's also very skilled in using spreadsheets for data analysis.”
Experience in short:
- Analysed data in datasets looking for stories.
- Produced suitable copy which was concise and fit for publication.
- Learnt new formulas in Excel including VLOOKUP.
Birmingham City University - Birmingham
MA Data Journalism, present.
Cardiff University - Cardiff
BA Journalism and Communications, 2017-2020
Second Class Honours Division One.
Poynton Sixth Form - Poynton
Economics, Business Studies and English Literature, 2015-2017