Contributor profile

Jacques Marcoux

Data journalist Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


Jacques Marcoux is an award-winning investigative reporter with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation specializing in data analysis. Previously he worked as a radio and television reporter for the CBC's French network Radio-Canada, as a public relations officer for one of the world's largest agricultural marketing boards and worked in competitive intelligence gathering in the financial industry. He holds a Bachelor of commerce from the I.H. Asper School of Business from the University of Manitoba, Canada.

Jacques' areas of interest include using various open-source tools for accomplishing geospatial analyses, database design and automation of complex tasks using Python. He is a frequent speaker and trainer at data or GIS-related events in Canada.

Content by Jacques

Data visualisation Data analysis
Geographic information systems: a use case for journalists

Geographical information systems, or GIS, provide one of the most efficient means of uncovering spatial patterns in geographic data. Jacques Marcoux provides a walkthrough of how GIS tools can be leveraged for original news content.

Case studies
Data in the air: a guide to producing data journalism for radio

When we think of data journalism, we usually don't think of radio. Yet, data can power all forms of reporting, even those that aren’t visual. We spoke to six data experts to uncover best practices for representing data through sound.