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Top 10 Insights From Our 2022 State of Data Journalism Survey
What are the biggest challenges facing data journalists? How has the field evolved over the past year in light of recent global events, such as the fallout from the war in Ukraine?Take a look at the key insights of the State of Data Journalism Survey
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The best data journalism stories of 2022
As 2022 winds down, it's the perfect time to look back on the year and appreciate the efforts of data journalists across the world. To that end, we have featured what we consider to be the year's top data journalism stories.
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All you need to know about Python and R for data journalism
In this latest article, we provide a guide to the different programming languages for data journalists. We examine how R and Python differ and what they can offer you for your next data story.
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12 brilliant data journalism projects of 2021
Take a look back at some of the most memorable data journalism projects published in 2021: Learn more about the tools, techniques and resources used.
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8 must-read newsletters for data journalists
Take a look at this collection of the best newsletters on data journalism. Stay up to date by subscribing to them.
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Learning paths into data journalism
Becoming a data journalist can be a tricky endeavour. In this article, we hear how these journalists and academics carved out a role for themselves and made it happen.
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6 data journalism podcasts you should be listening to
Take a look at this collection of the best podcasts on data journalism. Stay up to date by following these six great resources!
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10 good reasons to learn data journalism now
Journalists are embracing the power of data journalism and data visualisation. Here are 10 reasons why you should try it out for yourself and your newsroom.
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The importance of data journalism to data literacy
Ben Jones explains how journalists can close the data literacy gap and reveals his top tips and tricks for becoming an effective data storyteller.
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5 micro-learning data journalism communities
The data journalism community has long been known for its collaborative spirit in sharing knowledge and expertise. Discover some useful online communities for journalists that will help you enrich your educational journey and network.
A native New Yorker, I live in London and have instructed spreadsheet classes on both sides of the Atlantic. I've also authored two books on Excel (Apress).
Investigative journalist, Podcast producer
Adele Humbert is an independent podcast producer and investigative journalist based in Paris.
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.
Consultant & Trainer | Project Leader @ Batjo
Alice is specialized in communicating data. In 2018 she helped kick-start Batjo, a project promoting data physicalization for journalism.
Dr. Amelia McNamara is an assistant professor of statistics in the department of Computer & Information Sciences at the University of St Thomas, in Minnesota. Previously, she was a visiting assistant professor at Smith College, in Massachusetts. Alongside standard statistics classes, she teaches classes on data journalism, data visualization, and general data communication. She is an international keynote speaker and researcher at the intersection of statistics education and statistical computing, with the goal of making it easier for everyone to learn and do data science.
Co-founder of the School of Data Kyrgyzstan, data journalism lecturer and trainer.
investigative health reporter
Aneri Pattani is an investigative health reporter for Spotlight PA, a collaborative newsroom working to hold state government accountable in Pennsylvania. She’s also a recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship.
Senior Data Journalist
Senior data journalist at The Telegraph and visiting lecturer at City University London
Assistant Professor in Information and Communication Studies
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.
Professor and Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting
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.
Brent Walth teaches investigative reporting at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.
I'm an award-winning writer, editor and data journalist with more than 10 years of experience. I cover the intersection of science, technology and culture, with a particular interest in environmental issues. I'm currently working as a senior editor at Information is Beautiful, and I've contributed freelance work to publications like Wired, BBC Wildlife Magazine, BBC Science Focus, Technology Review, Popular Science, NME, PC Gamer, Techradar and Men's Health. Originally from the UK, now based in Sweden.
Erik Sherman is a freelance journalist, writer, and author covering business, economics, finance, technology, public policy, and law. His work has appeared in such places as Fortune, Forbes.com, Inc, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times Magazine, Technology Review, Chief Executive, Corporate Counsel, IP Law & Business, and IR Magazine.
Emilia Ruzicka is a data journalist and designer with experience in data analysis, visualization, reporting, and end-to-end audio production. Their recent work includes coverage of monkeypox, reproductive rights, and more. To learn more, visit emiliaruzicka.com.
Eric Gordon is a professor of civic media and the director of the Engagement Lab at Emerson College in Boston.
Data Journalism Advisor
Eva Constantaras is a data journalist specialized in building data journalism teams in developing countries. These teams that have reported from across Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa on topics ranging from broken foreign aid and food insecurity to extractive industries and public health. As a Google Data Journalism Scholar and a Fulbright Fellow, she developed a course for investigative and data journalism in high-risk environments.
Gabriel works with communities and organizations to design opportunities for learning, collaboration, and storytelling.
Analyst, Journalist, Consultant, Researcher, Engineer, Entrepreneur
George's got tech, data, and media, and he's not afraid to use them. Coming from an IT background, he's had the chance to learn to play many instruments on the way to becoming a one man band and an orchestrator: being a Gigaom analyst, serving Fortune 500, startups and NGOs as a consultant, building and managing projects, products and teams of all sizes and shapes, and getting involved in award-winning research among others. George runs Linked Data Orchestration
Data Engineer & Analyst
Jennifer is a Data Engineer and Analyst at SpareRoom and a co-organiser of PyData Manchester.
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein
I write books, lead global investigative journalism projects and teach.
Managing editor, The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun. Former Washington Post Deputy Metro Editor.
Jennifer LaFleur joined the Investigative Reporting Workshop as data editor in 2017. She also teaches data journalism at American University.
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.
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.
Creator of Junk Charts, the leading blog on dataviz criticism; advisor, consultant, speaker and instructor on data visualization and business analytics
Dr. Jonathan Gray is Senior 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.
Assistant Professor of Data Visualization & Civic Media
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.
Acting deputy editor
Kate Wilkinson is acting deputy editor at Africa Check, the continent's leading fact-checking website.
Over 10 years Dr Kayt Davies embedded data journalism into the Edith Cowan University journalism curriculum, firstly through small numeracy tasks, building to a unit called Business and Data Journalism that combined spreadsheet work and data scraping with learning stock market and financial regulatory basics. She is now working as a casual academic and freelance writer.
Tara Kelly is the data editor for the European Journalism Centre's DataJournalism.com project. In addition to editing the biweekly newsletter and the Long Reads section, she is the host of the Conversations with Data podcast.
Data visualisation consultant
Data journalist, data designer, visualisation consultant
MaryJo Webster is a data journalist at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Minn.
Maud Beelman is executive editor of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, part of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. She is a veteran investigative editor and a former foreign and war correspondent.
Director, Bureau Local
Heading the Bureau Local, a collaborative, investigative community. Formerly Data Journalism Editor at The Times and Sunday Times
Senior Data Editor
Senior Data Editor for Reveal. Data journalism, science, mapping, history. He/him
Miriam Quick is a data journalist and researcher specialising in information visualisation. She finds facts and data and builds them into compelling stories.
Economic historian working on Africa and a world leading expert on development statistics.
Independent writer & scholar
Monika Sengul-Jones, PhD, is an independent writer and scholar.
My research focusses on the creative use of online infrastructure by political subcultures at the bottom of the web.
Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism
Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism with expertise in data visualization (infographics), information literacy, investigative journalism and news values.
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
Course leader, MA Data Journalism & MA Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism and Data journalist
Data journalist and online journalism academic, trainer, writer and speaker
Director of Audience Innovation
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.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
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.
Lead Program Manager
Scott Murray is a friendly, data-savvy designer, coder, author, and educator.
international journalist, media development specialist/trainer
Sherry Ricchiardi, Ph.D., is an international journalist and media development specialist. She has worked with journalists in 35 countries, most recently in Pakistan and Ethiopia. Under the Fulbright program, she has taught at Zagreb University in Croatia and at three universities in Ukraine.
Professor of data journalism
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.
Assistant Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism
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.
Thais Lobo is a journalist and new media researcher working with collaborative investigations around online platforms and digital cultures.
Senior Lecturer in Media Technology and Journalism at Södertörn University in Stockholm