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Simon Rogers, Editor, Data

January 23, 2019

Simon Rogers

Visualize 2030: meet the winners!

..... To evaluate submissions, we welcomed thought leaders and innovators to our judging panel with expertise in multimedia storytelling, data analytics, sustainable development, and journalism. The judges include: Rajesh Mirchandani | Chief Communications Officer, United Nations Foundation Claire Melamed | Chief Executive Officer, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data Haishan Fu | Director, World Bank’s Development Data Group Richard Curtis | Writer, Director, Co-Founder of Red Nose Day and UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate Cindi Howson | Research VP, Gartner Fausto Ibarra | Director of Product Management, Google Marketing Platform Simon Rogers | Data Editor, News Lab at Google In addition to leveraging their expertise, the judges assessed the submissions based on key criteria that spanned a data-first approach, a developed narrative arc, an interactive experience, a unique look and feel, and accessible insights. Overall, they sought thoughtful data stories that juxtaposed two or more SDGs and explored how they influence each other based on the provided datasets. .....

December 12, 2018

Simon Rogers

World Cup tops Google searches in 2018, tech is nowhere to be seen

..... When it comes to news, Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael were popular search topics, as was the Royal Wedding, Mega Millions lottery results, and election results, both in the U.S. and in other countries, such as Pakistan. Despite all the tragic events that happened this year, in a blog post accompanying the lists, Data Editor at Google News Lab Simon Rogers highlighted an interesting trend: People were searching for "good" more than ever. The absence of tech in both the general searches and news searches list is notable — though mostly for Apple, whose phones are typically very popular search topics. .....