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Bahareh Heravi

Assistant Professor in Information and Communication Studies University College Dublin


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

Prior to joining UCD, Bahareh was the head of Insight News Lab. During this time she led a number of R&D projects with the Irish National TV and Radio broadcaster, RTÉ, through her academic-industry collaborations. She is the former Lead Data Scientist at The Irish Times, where she spearheaded the Irish Times Data, and led the paper’s R&D programme.

Bahareh is named one of 22 high-flying scientists making the world a better place in 2019, and one of top 100 Schi-Tech individuals in Ireland in 2019.

Content by Bahareh

Best practices
How to preserve data journalism

How can journalists preserve their interactive data journalism pieces? Professor Bahareh Heravi analyses the problem and provides recommendations to ensure innovative data storytelling isn't lost within the media.

Case studies
7 countries, 9 teachers: a dossier of data journalism teaching strategies

What are the most effective ways to introduce students to data? From Ireland to Kyrgyzstan, there's a lot to be learnt from teachers all around the world.

Case studies
Award-worthy data journalism

With tips from past awardees, circuit observers, and competition insiders, this edition of Conversations with Data answers the crucial question: ‘What makes data journalism award-worthy?’

Best practices
Building data journalism in investigative newsrooms

Bahareh Heravi interviews Mar Cabra about the power of using data for investigative projects.

Case studies
Keeping with The Times: lessons from the paper’s data journalism editor

Despite the growing interest in data journalism in academia and newsrooms, there is a lack of systematic research into this domain, resulting in a divide between academic and industry practices. Bahareh Heravi bridges the gap with Megan Lucero.