July 3rd, 2014

Guido Commended by Royal Statistical Society

Guido is honoured to have been commended by the Royal Statistical Society at the Statistical Excellence in Journalism Awards today. Commenting on this blog’s data journalism over the last year, specifically our exposé on gender inequality at the patriarchal CLASS think tank and how the Guardian uses the word “scrounger” more than any other paper, the Royal Statistical Society praised our:

“commitment to using statistics to question, analyse and investigate the issues that affect society at large”

Guido looks forward to providing his readers with a similarly high standard of data journalism in the year ahead…


57 Comments

  1. 1
    Owen's Remedial Maths teacher says:

    Did you get a special mention for the dodgy bar charts?

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  2. 2
    suissebob says:

    I don’t suppose they mentioned your bar charts.

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    • 12
      A Yoof says:

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      Owen's Remedial Meejuh Studies teacher says:

      Did they give Gheedough the award for finally giving up on the claims that the Sun Online costs “£1 per month”

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  3. 3
    Jimmy says:

    For fucks sake guido – “gender inequality”? “Patriarchal”?

    You sound like hadley freeman of jessica valenti any time you misuse such twisted Orwellian language.

    Otherwise congrats but we shouldn’t be encouraging the feminazis.

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  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    10 out of 10 p*edo reports are mysteriously ‘lost’

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  5. 5
    SocialDemocrat says:

    Congratulations! Such a shame that Ukippers can’t benefit from this as its online.

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  6. 6

    Good for Guido! Exposer of sleaze

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  7. 8
    Gorgon Guardian Gaga says:

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  8. 9
    Blind Bob says:

    My eyes need a test, I’m sure the headline said ‘condemned’ when I first read it.

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  9. 10
    Mark Oaten says:

    Recommended by the royal scatological society?

    #interested face

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    • 32
      Mr. Newton says:

      All societies with Royal in their titles are suspect. Things have changed for the worse since I was top of the RS.

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  10. 13
    England is becumin a ferd world cess-pit innit says:

    Creepin little cu’nt

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  11. 14
    Smiley says:

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  12. 15
    Gordon Blames the UK for the Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls says:

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    • 21
      The British media are cunts says:

      Fuck off back to Scotland you one eyed jock mong.

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    • 45
      Cyclops says:

      He could go and look for them himself.

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    • 53
      south7eventh says:

      He even turned up at the Commons this week for an adjournment debate on this issue. That will have them quaking in their flip flops as they read the article in the Guardian on this. This is a much favoured journal in Nigeria, since the ganga acquires a certain mellow maturity when combined with the taste of Berliner.

      Oh…… The Guardian did not have a report. But a month ago it was full of pictures of luvvies from around the world posting selfies in support of kidnap victims. How soon they forget!

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    A Frightening Stat...If you live in Londonistan says:

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    • 31
      Red Ken Lyingscum says:

      Celebrate the rich multicultural diversity !

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    • 33
      Boris Johnson says:

      I’m celebrating the rich diversity of sores now appearing on my body *Cough*

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    • 35
      Norm Normal says:

      I loved it yesterday when a Sky jounalist asked a bleeding ebola patient,”So, how do you feel?”.
      What great television, not! Can I ask that editors attempt to preserve the dignity of the terminally ill by only conducting interviews where consent is given. The dying lady clearly didn’t want to be on camera.

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    • 47

      WHY DID HE HAVE TO DISCOVER IT ,HE SHOULD HAVE LEFT IT ALONE??????

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    • 56
      inside out says:

      Can’t wait to go to Glasgow for the Games,Salmond final push for independence.Steer clear of contestants from West Africa.

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  14. 18
    The British media are cunts says:

    As Owen Jones would point out 140% out of every 98% of Guido’s stats are 33,000,000% less likely to be true as 999% of 100% of men are gay.

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  15. 19
    Doris says:

    How absolutely spiffing, Daphne,

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  16. 22
    RoB says:

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  17. 25
    Anonymous says:

    Yep, and your retirement has resulted in a 906% increase in incontinence pants sales.

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  18. 29
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    In other news Jimmy’s useless trolling is commended by the Royal Spastical society.

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  19. 30
    That's progress says:

    Just looked at CLASS’s website. I can’t be arsed to do the numbers, but it appears that little has changed since Guido’s report. Their advisory panel is a Who’s Who of utter wankers though.

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    • 34
      Andy Bumhum says:

      Does that mean I’m in there ?

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    • 37
      Bill Gates says:

      They are one of an annoying new breed of web-sites that tells you immediately about their use of cookies and ask if you’re happy with it. FFS it still loads if if like me you block all cookies. Tossers.

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  20. 36
    Jack Dromey :) says:

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  21. 37

    Congratulations, Guido. Obviously. Murdoch’s influence is all-encompassing.

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  22. 39
    Harriet Harman says:

    I had a PIE chart but it was confiscated under the obscene publications act.

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  23. 46
    Were would we be without you? says:

    Ah, Guido – keep up the good work !

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    Bewildebeest says:

    “Guido looks forward to providing his readers with a similarly high standard of data journalism in the year ahead…”

    We do as well – HURRAH ! No more deceiving bar charts.

    I nearly didn’t bother posting this on the basis that you can’t shame a journalist (especially a Murdoch one) but I live in hope.

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  26. 57

    Bally well done Guido

    And to many more !!

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