In defence of Steve Jones as Channel 4’s F1 presenter

In 1997, a new era for Formula One began as ITV paid £60m to prise the TV rights from the BBC in a four-year deal. A lot has changed in the UK TV coverage of the sport over the last 20 years, not to mention the current deal with Sky and Channel 4 which ends next season before Sky have exclusive coverage from … Continue reading In defence of Steve Jones as Channel 4’s F1 presenter

Dear Hiring Manager – Why you should employ me in your company

As I continue to look for my first job as a Media Graduate from Birmingham City University, I have decided to do something a bit different from what I usually post on my blog. Dear Hiring Manager, I am Umar Hassan, an award-winning Freelance Journalist and Data Analyst with over four years of experience. In that time, I have had bylines … Continue reading Dear Hiring Manager – Why you should employ me in your company

Longbridge welcomes Digbeth Dining Club with plenty of street food

One of Birmingham's most famous street food events has descended into Longbridge for its debut in the area. Digbeth Dining Club, which takes place every Friday and Saturday in Digbeth has descended onto Longbridge Town Centre for the first time on Saturday 12 August 2017. There were vendors who provided fresh, vibrant street food that brought the heart of … Continue reading Longbridge welcomes Digbeth Dining Club with plenty of street food

Simple is better for data visualisations than complexity

In the past few weeks, my Makeover Monday entries in Tableau have been using a bar chart with sparing use of colour. It got me thinking about all the data visualisations I have published on Tableau Public (all 53 of them!) and why I take certain avenues and directions with the visualisations I produce. If you have heard the KISS … Continue reading Simple is better for data visualisations than complexity

The Asperger’s Effect – The Chemistry Between Me and Suede

It's been a few weeks since I first started The Asperger's Effect series of articles, detailing how I live with Asperger's Syndrome. Whilst I wanted to document how I live with Asperger's in this next post through my iPhone, I have decided to save that for the fifth and final piece in this series. The second article is about … Continue reading The Asperger’s Effect – The Chemistry Between Me and Suede