New Statesman to launch new data-driven websites focusing on cities and the 2015 general election

The New Statesman is to launch two new websites: CityMetric.com (to explore 'the business of cities'), and May2015.com (to provide coverage of the next UK general election).

CityMetric team will use proprietary data to explore topics including demographics, transport policy, economics and urban planning.

The new cities site will be edited by Jonn Elledge, formerly the editor of the business magazine EducationInvestor, who said: "Through a combination of analysis, data and reportage, it will tell its audience of companies, policymakers and urbanites everything they need to know about the places where they work, invest and live.”

May2015.com will make use of polling, demographic data and issue-based analysis and will be edited by New Statesman politics editor George Eaton with one new dedicated member of staff.

New Statesman editor Jason Cowley said: “Journalism is fundamentally about making sense of the world, and both these new sites will use data to tell stories in fresh and internet-friendly ways. We’re delighted to welcome the latest additions to the New Statesman’s expanding digital team.”

The sites are expected to launch later in the summer.

Press Gazette, like New Statesman, is part of the Progressive Media Group.

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