Simon Rogers is a data journalist, writer, speaker and author of ‘Facts are Sacred’ and a range of infographics for children’s books.
Simon Rogers is Data editor on the Trends team at Google, based in San Francisco, Director of the Data Journalism Awards and has taught data journalism at U Cal Berkeley Journalism school.
Simon Rogers edited and created the Guardian Datablog (guardian.co.uk/data), an online data resource which publishes hundreds of raw datasets and encourages its users to visualise and analyse them. It is probably the world’s most popular data journalism website. Simon has also been a news editor on the Guardian, working with the graphics team to visualise and interpret huge datasets. He was closely involved in the Guardian’s exercise to crowdsource 450,000 MP expenses records and the organisation’s 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.
In 2011, Simon was named Best UK Internet Journalist by the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University and won the inaugural XCity award from City University.
In 2012, Simon received the Royal Statistical Society’s award for statistical excellence in journalism (online category), having been commended by the Society in 2010.
In May 2013, he joined Twitter in San Francisco as the organisation’s first Data Editor working to tell stories from billions of tweets.
Simon regularly speaks about data journalism at events around the world.
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