As part of ‘Teh Savile Files’ project worked on earlier in the year and shortly to be released, we have been experimenting in data-journalism using a variety of presentation formats to try to make sense of vast data-sets. One such format is the ‘JSON Sunflare’, a web-based application that allows you to create hierarchical maps based on a central nodal point.
The nodal point in this particular example is Jimmy Savile.
It is worth pointing out that not every name, group or institution included in the map are guilty of any crimes associated with Savile and many are in fact his victims or unwitting associates.
The map provides an overview of how far his tentacles stretched into public life and the nation as a whole.
It is not definitive and will be expanded upon in later versions. If you have any additions that you feel we have missed then please let us know in the comments section below.
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Watch our film Was Jimmy Savile A Wizard? on Youtube