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    CTO and co-founder of Datawrapper and former graphics editor at The New York Times

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    Senior Lecturer in Media Technology and Journalism at Södertörn University in Stockholm

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    Peter is a science reporter at BuzzFeed News who teaches investigative journalism in the Science Communications program at UC Santa Cruz and data visualization at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

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    Journalist specialising in European affairs, investigative, data and crossborder collaborative journalism.

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    Data Editor and Journalist in Postdata Club and Computer Science Professor at Havana University

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    C.W. Anderson is a Professor Media and Communication, and the author or co-author of five books on journalism and digital sociology.

    profile image David Anderton-Yang

    Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient David Anderton is a Research Assistant at the MIT Media Lab.

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    Data storyteller and author-illustrator of INFO WE TRUST

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    Stefan Baack made his PhD at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and studies how the growing reliance on data across different sectors of society intersects with democratic visions and practices. He currently works at the Mozilla Foundation as a research and data analyst, and as an associate researcher at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society.

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    Nikesh is a civic entrepreneur, open data advocate and tech researcher.

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    journo-coder and data geek based in Braga, Portugal.

    profile image Marianne Bouchart

    Data editor, project manager, innovation seeker.

    profile image Liliana Bounegru

    Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford

    profile image Paul Bradshaw

    Data journalist and online journalism academic, trainer, writer and speaker

    profile image Nadieh Bremer

    Freelancing Data Visualization Designer focusing on uniquely crafted dataviz that engage & enlighten

    profile image Meredith Broussard

    Author of Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World.

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    P. Kim Bui is a digital journalist and leader focusing on innovation and alternate story forms. She is currently the Director of Audience Innovation for the Arizona Republic.

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    Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami teaches data visualization and infographics. He's also director of the Visualization Program at UM's Center for Computational Science.

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    Tech jargon-and-hype-buster, facilitator and straddler of worlds.

    profile image Riley Champine

    I make maps for National Geographic Magazine.

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    Cohen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and editor who spent most of her career at The Washington Post and The New York Times. She currently serves as the Knight Chair in data journalism at Arizona State University.

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    Senior Data Editor for Reveal. Data journalism, science, mapping, history. He/him

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    Alice is specialized in communicating data. In 2018 she helped kick-start Batjo, a project promoting data physicalization for journalism.

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    profile image Catherine D'Ignazio

    Catherine D'Ignazio is Assistant Professor at Emerson College and co-author, with Lauren Klein, of the book Data Feminism, forthcoming from MIT Press in 2020.

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    research associate and doctoral student in communication science, freelance journalist

    profile image Stijn Debrouwere

    Stijn is a freelance data scientist, specializing in analytics. Previously at Fusion and The Guardian. He writes about statistics, metrics and the news industry at debrouwere.org.

    profile image Murray Dick

    Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism with expertise in data visualization (infographics), information literacy, investigative journalism and news values.

    profile image Steve Doig

    Data journalist turned professor; winner of Pulitzer, IRE, Polk and other recognition; two Fulbright semesters teaching in Europe; conducted data training in more than 20 countries.

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    Data Journalism Lecturer

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    Winny de Jong is a data journalist. She works at the Dutch national broadcast, NOS. When not at work, she shares the things she loves in her Data Journalism Newsletter.

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    Managing editor, The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun. Former Washington Post Deputy Metro Editor.

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    Editorial RnD at SPIEGEL ONLINE. Board member of netzwerk recherche. Passionate about #ddj.

    profile image Martin Engebretsen

    Professor of language and communication

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    profile image Alexander Fanta

    I am netzpolitik.org's EU correspondent in Brussels, where I cover digital and data issues such as lobbying by tech companies. Ex-news agency hack.

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    Federica Fragapane is a freelance Information Designer. Among her projects, she designed data visualizations for the United Nations, Wired, Scientific American, BBC Science Focus, Penguin Random House and Corriere della Sera – La Lettura, working on the analysis and visualization of cultural, environmental and social topics.

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    Emmanuel is a freelance reporter based in Nairobi. He has conducted investigations in Africa for a decade, from nerdy open-source journalism to extended trips in conflict zones.

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    Eric Gordon is a professor of civic media and the director of the Engagement Lab at Emerson College in Boston.

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    Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.

    profile image Lindsay Green-Barber

    I help organizations develop high-impact media and comms strategies and ways to measure success.

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    Mollie Hanley is Community Organiser at OpenCorporates, the largest open database of companies in the world. OpenCorporates' primary mission is to open up and connect company data from across the globe, making it more useful, usable and understandable for the public benefit.

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    Bahareh Heravi is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin, where she leads UCD’s Data Journalism programme. Bahareh is a member of the Irish Open Data Governance Board, and a co-chair of the European Data & Computational Journalism Conference.

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    Robert Hernandez is digital journalism professor that specializes in emerging technologies.

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    Brant Houston is an award winning investigative and data journalist who has published textbooks on both. He also is con-founder and board chair of the Global Investigative Journalism Network.

    profile image Alexander Howard

    Howard is a writer, digital governance expert, and open government advocate based in DC.

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    Adele Humbert is an independent podcast producer and investigative journalist based in Paris.

    profile image Håkon Høydal

    Investigative journalist. Cyber crime, online child abuse, psychedelics.

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    Over 20+ years, Helen Kennedy has researched how digital developments are experienced by non-experts/citizens and how these experiences can inform the work of digital practitioners. She is currently interested in the datafication of everyday life, and is researching public attitudes to data mining and related issues such as trust in data, data ethics and what ‘good’ data practice might look like.

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    Senior data journalist at The Telegraph and visiting lecturer at City University London

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    profile image Maarten Lambrechts

    Data journalist, data designer, visualisation consultant

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    Continuous Learner

    profile image Alexandre Léchenet

    Data-journaliste

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    I'm a product manager working on content creation and publishing tools for journalists at the BBC

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    parasite→scavenger→compost

    profile image Wiebke Loosen

    Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen is a senior journalism researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institute in Hamburg (Germany) as well as a professor at the University of Hamburg. She studied communication science, psychology, and German studies at the University of Münster (Germany) where she also received her doctorate. Wiebke habilitated in communication studies at the University of Hamburg with her work on "The Transformation of Journalism and of Journalism Research".

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    Journalist, Founder & CEO Datawrapper

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    Heading the Bureau Local, a collaborative, investigative community. Formerly Data Journalism Editor at The Times and Sunday Times

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    Yolanda Jinxin Ma is a leading pioneer and one of the first advocates of data journalism in China and Asia.

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    Seasoned investigative environmental journalist pioneering new media tools to expose eco-offences

    profile image Maria Isabel Magaña

    I'm a Colombian storyteller, who uses data and technology as a superpower. Love teaching these tools to future geniuses.

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    Jacques Marcoux is an award-winning investigative reporter with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation specializing in data analysis. Previously he worked as a multi-platform reporter for the CBC's French network Radio-Canada, as a public relations officer in the agricultural industry and worked in competitive intelligence gathering in the financial industry.

    profile image Ryan Martin

    Covers crime and policing in Indianapolis

    profile image Rebekah McBride

    Rebekah McBride is a science writer and communications specialist who has worked with both companies and universities to turn data and research into applicable and actionable messages that inspire change. She holds a B.S. in Life Science Communication with an emphasis in Business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.A. in Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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    Data visualization & exploring the North American West @westcenter. Former @jskstanford, @lemondefr, @nytimes, @NatGeo #datapoints.

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    Susan McGregor is Assistant Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and Assistant Professor at Columbia Journalism School, where she helps supervise the dual-degree program in Journalism & Computer Science.

    profile image Mustapha Mekhatria

    Mustapha Mekhatria lives and works in Norway as a community manager for [Highsoft](https://www.highcharts.com/). After graduating as a Master in embedded systems, and working in the automotive and aerospace industry in France, and Canada, he finally settles down in Norway to focus on his passion with data. He blogs about all kind of tricks and tips about **data processing** and **data visualization** on [Medium](https://medium.com/@mustaphamekhatria). Community manager at highcharts, big fan of DataViz

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    Gabriel works with communities and organizations to design opportunities for learning, collaboration, and storytelling.

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    Scott Murray is a friendly, data-savvy designer, coder, author, and educator.

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    Using data to tell stories about the issues that matter

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    profile image Oluseun Onigbinde

    Co-founder and Director of BudgIT, Nigeria’s civic organization

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    Jacopo Ottaviani is an award-winning computer scientist and data journalist.

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    profile image Djordje Padejski

    Data/investigative journalist, educator and scholar working at the intersection of journalism, digital technologies and computational journalism, @ICIJ member, @FOIAMachine founder, @CIRonline, @OCCRP, @CINSerbia

    profile image Ankur Paliwal

    Ankur Paliwal is an independent journalist, and co-founder of Land Conflict Watch--a journalism journalism initiative that maps and collects data about ongoing land conflicts in India.

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    Communication Specialist based in Italy, interested in propaganda techniques, psychological warfare and fake news. I currently work at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Milan) and previously was at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (Budapest).

    profile image Angelica Peralta Ramos

    Coordinates the data journalism team and initiative in LA NACION. We do Open Data Journalism for Change and we believe in applying technology and Data Science for Social Good and promote the use of open data for transparency, citizen collaboration and accountability.

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    natural scientist > business analyst > graphic designer > visual journalist > datavis and infographic trainer > social researcher

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    profile image Simon Rogers

    Simon Rogers is an award-winning data journalist, writer and speaker.

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    Passioned about Data Visualization + Science

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    Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist at the Philadelphia Inquirer and book author

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    profile image Raúl Sánchez

    Data journalist at eldiario.es

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    Programmer. Co-Founder of Properati OLX, co founder of Hackshackers Buenos Aires

    profile image Lauryn Schroeder

    Lauryn Schroeder is a data specialist for the watchdog team at The San Diego Union-Tribune. She came to the U-T from The Associated Press in Indiana. Lauryn has experience at several small papers in Michigan, and took part in major data projects with the Medill Justice Project and The Washington Post.

    profile image Jon Schwabish

    I am an economist, writer, teacher, and creator of policy-relevant data visualizations. I am considered a leading voice for clarity and accessibility in how researchers communicate their findings. I'm on Twitter @jschwabish. I am an economist, writer, teacher, and creator of policy-relevant data visualizations. I am considered a leading voice for clarity and accessibility in how researchers communicate their findings. I'm on Twitter @jschwabish. I am an economist, writer, teacher, and creator of policy-relevant data visualizations. I am considered a leading voice for clarity and accessibility in how researchers communicate their findings. I'm on Twitter @jschwabish. I am an economist, writer, teacher, and creator of policy-relevant data visualizations. I am considered a leading voice for clarity and accessibility in how researchers communicate their findings. I'm on Twitter @jschwabish.

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    Data journalist at The Economist. Former Google News Lab fellow at Spiegel Online.

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    Exploring the world of journalism innovation and emerging media

    profile image Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava

    Journalist | Writes on political economy in India

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    Entrepreneur, U.S. Soccer C-licensed Valeo FC coach, CEO @Texifter & inventor of @DiscoverText.

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    Craig Silverman is an award-winning journalist and author and one of the world's leading experts on online misinformation, fake news, and content verification. He is the media editor of BuzzFeed News where he leads a global beat covering platforms, online misinformation, and media manipulation.

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    Data editor at BuzzFeed News. Publisher of Data Is Plural.

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    Data journalist | Visual editor | Multimedia storyteller | Teacher | Data feminist

    profile image Madolyn Smith

    Madolyn Smith is an Editor for the European Journalism Centre's Data team.

    profile image Giuseppe Sollazzo

    Technologist, Open Data thought leader, digital expert, data experimentalist

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    Jennifer is a Data Engineer and Analyst at SpareRoom and a co-organiser of PyData Manchester.

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    Former BBC journalist turned trainer and data enthusiast/obsessive.

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    Jonathan Stray is a computational journalist at Columbia university, where he teaches the dual masters degree in computer science and journalism and leads the development of Workbench, an integrated tool for data journalism.

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    Brian Suda is an informatician currently residing in Reykjavík, Iceland. He has spent a good portion of each day connected to Internet after discovering it back in the mid-01990s.

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    Market Dev for SpotCrime, the largest aggregator of crime data and most visited crime mapping and alert website in the US. Advocate for open, equal, and fair access to crime data.

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    Cristen has been a journalist for 20 years, mostly in digital news. She worked for the Irish national broadcaster RTE before coming home to join the ABC. She currently works as part of a small multi-disciplinary team creating experimental digital stories and formats.

    profile image Marie-Louise Timcke

    Marie-Louise Timcke is a German data journalist and heads Funke Interaktiv, the interactive and data team of the Funke Media Group. She studied Data Journalism at TU Dortmund and founded the initiative Journocode together with fellow students to learn and teach data-driven skills.

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    Co-founder of the School of Data Kyrgyzstan, data journalism lecturer and trainer.

    profile image Alvaro Valiño

    The former head of the infographics department of the Spanish newspaper Público. Now he is freelancing for clients all around the world like National Geographic Magazine, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Corriere della Sera or Revista Mongolia, among others. His work has received more than 30 Malofiej Awards, which is considered to be the Pulitzer Prize of information graphics. He has imparted infographics seminars in Madrid, New Delhi or Kuala Lumpur and served as peer reviewer for the Visible Language Journal.

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    Helen is currently completing a book manuscript on the ontological troubles of contemporary environmental governance

    profile image César Viana Teixeira

    ournalist and Ph.D. on audiovisual communication and publicity at www.uab.es. Postdoctoral scholar at PACC/UFRJ.br. Adjunct Faculty at Communications School of the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás - www.pucgoias.edu.br.

    profile image Ximena Villagrán

    Data journalist focused in Central America

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    Lam Thuy Vo is a reporter at BuzzFeed News and come the intersection of technology and society.

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    Data journalist and CEO at J++ Stockholm

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    Brent Walth teaches investigative reporting at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.

    profile image Claire Wardle

    I am an expert on verification and misinformation online.

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    Wibke Weber is Professor of Media Linguistics with a focus on visual communication.

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    MaryJo Webster is a data journalist at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Minn.

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    Kate Wilkinson is acting deputy editor at Africa Check, the continent's leading fact-checking website.

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