My interest in the possibilities of Open Data for better government have come about through running the Love Wapping hyperlocal site.
Below are a few mentions of Love Wapping in the media and academia.
- BBC Sunday Politics London interview (46:10)
- Tower Hamlets corruption – BBC London 94.9 Breakfast Show interview
- Tower Hamlets mayoral election re-run hit by claims of irregularities
- BBC College data journalism presentation slides can be found here. (Slideshare)
- Tackling corruption in Tower Hamlets (Centre for Community Journalism)
- Hyperlocal Voices: Mark Baynes, Love Wapping (Online Journalism blog)
- The Value of UK Hyperlocal Community News (Findings from a content analysis, an online survey and interviews with producers. Williams, Harte, Turner.)
I have worked as a journalist and editor, professional photographer, user experience designer and senior producer.
I also have eight years experience in criminal forensics.
As a professional photographer my work has been published in The Times, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Sun, News of the World, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, Guardian and Sunday Times amongst others.
I led the team which built the first Big Brother UK site for Channel 4 and Endemol. See “So, where were you when Nasty Nick was kicked out of Big Brother?” by Mark Lawson of The Guardian for more details if you missed that one.
I have degrees in Computing and Artificial Intelligence (BA) and Media Studies (MA) from Sussex University.
In short, I do not fit into any particular box.