BBC News Visual and Data Journalism Team has produced outstanding content over the past 12 months, covering topics as diverse as the UK’s National Health Service, President Trump’s tweets and the tampon tax. The team has two main goals: to present the main news topics of the day to a general audience, and to find original stories using data journalism techniques.The first entry in our portfolio, the NHS Tracker achieves both of these goals. It enables the audience to check on NHS performance in their area and the data gathered for the tracker was also used to create news stories not just for the main BBC TV bulletins, but also for the news website and regional BBC TV stations across the UK. The Visual and Data Journalism Team within the BBC works with specialist teams across the organisation, including such desks as health, business, politics and BBC World Service language teams. It also works on stories with organisations outside the BBC, such the Office for National Statistics, for example on the crime calculator project listed below and the Open Data Institute Leeds, on the house prices project.In presenting our visual and data journalism we put our audiences at the heart of what we do. We are conscious that our journalism must work on the devices most used by our audience, such as smart phones, so we design our content mobile first.We also attempt to make the complex simple and make sure that we have told our stories in a way that is readily approachable by all audiences, regardless of their individual data literacy.
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