This week we spoke to John Burn-Murdoch, a Senior Data-Visualisation Journalist for the Financial Times who has been at the forefront of their famous coronavirus trajectory trackers. He talked about the challenges of working with data this complex, how the FT’s approach to trajectory charts has evolved as the crisis has continued, and why the dynamics around the role of data journalists has shifted.

See the full transcript here.

In the news roundup the team takes a look at how publishers are adapting to evaporated ad spend due to Covid-19, a horrendous week of media layoffs, and Apple’s plans to produce audio versions of Apple News Plus articles. For some reason.

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