Only one Birmingham-based organisation present at the World Economic Forum

What was hopefully going to be another data map story ended up being a purely informative, general knowledge piece. Imagine you are planning to map all the bars that are playing rock music in the city, to see if there is any pattern, where rock music enthusiasts should hang out, and so on.

Well, when only one bar makes the list, there’s no point in mapping it. Data journos can have an idea of what that means: lots of time spent on data scraping and cleaning, only to write a story that looks pretty much conventional.

This is what happened when I tried to make a list of all the Birmingham-based groups present at Davos this year. The city probably did not receive a lot of invites as only one organisation was found there.

See which one, and read the full story here.

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