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Getting ready for 2012 Danish company taxes

This is a follow-up to last year’s “Tax records for Danish companies” post which covered how I screen-scraped and analyzed 2011 tax records for all Danish companies. I revisited the scraper source code today because the Tax Authority has made it known[dk] that they will be releasing the 2012 data set next week. As I did last year, I […]


Nordic Newshacker

The excellent people at the Danish newspaper Information are hosting a competition to promote data journalism. It’s called “Nordisk Nyhedshacker 2012“. Data journalism was what I spent some of my time at Ekstra Bladet doing, and the organizers have been kind enough to put me on the jury. The winner will get a scholarship to […]


US Embassy Cables Related to Denmark

As you may know, Wikileaks has released the full, un-redacted database of US Embassy cables. A torrent file useful for downloading all the data is available from Wikileaks, at the bottom of this page. It’s a PostgreSQL data dump. Danish journalists seem to be completely occupied producing vacuous election coverage, so to help out, I’ve […]


Facebook Open Graph at ekstrabladet.dk

(This post is a straight-up translation from Danish of a post on the Ekstra Bladet development blog) Right before the 2010 World Cup started, ekstrabladet.dk (the Danish tabloid where I work) managed to get an interesting implementation of the new Facebook Open Graph protocol up and running. This blog post describes what this feature does […]


News Essay

(This summer I applied for the “Coders Wanted” Knight Foundation Scholarship at the Medill School of Journalism. In case anyone’s interested, I’m uploading the essays I wrote for my application.) Question: In the new media landscape, it’s possible for anyone to do the things that professional journalists do: for instance, dig up information other people […]


Knight Foundation Scholarship Essay

(This summer I applied for the “Coders Wanted” Knight Foundation Scholarship at the Medill School of Journalism. In case anyone’s interested, I’m uploading the essays I wrote for my application.) Question: How do journalism and technology relate to one another in the digital age? Technology relates to journalism in two different ways: It is a […]