“It’s a great time to be involved in data-driven journalism” – An Interview with EDJNet’s Chiara Sighele and Lorenzo Ferrari

“It’s a great time to be involved in data-driven journalism” – An Interview with EDJNet’s Chiara Sighele and Lorenzo Ferrari

The European Data Journalism Network (EDJNet), set up in 2017, is all about “producing and promoting data-driven coverage of European topics”. As of May 2021, it has 29 members (including DW) in 14 different countries, and the EC has just granted a new round of funding. Time for a chat with Chiara Sighele and Lorenzo Ferrari, staff members of the Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT), but first and foremost: the main coordinators of EDJNet.

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Data-driven Journalism for Social Media:  Creating the Right Post for Every Platform and Occasion

Data-driven Journalism for Social Media: Creating the Right Post for Every Platform and Occasion

How can social media be more than just an afterthought for data-driven journalism (DDJ)? As a partner of the European Data Journalism Network (EDJN), our colleagues at DW Data have been exploring ways to attract readers and make DDJ stories more interesting on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Here is a guest post with new insights by Kira Schacht.

 

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You Draw It AR: Instagram Face Filters for Data-Driven Journalism

You Draw It AR: Instagram Face Filters for Data-Driven Journalism

If you are into DDJ, you have probably come across the NYT’s You Draw It series, where users have to draw the second half of a graph and thus interact with a data story. We have always liked this idea. And we thought that by adding augmented reality (AR) and Instagram face filters, we could develop it further. Our aim: Creating a new worthwhile form of interactive journalism – and great shareable content. Here is a quick recap of our Insta experiments, including the lessons we have learned.

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Data-driven Journalism for Social Media: How to Tweak Your Workflow

Data-driven Journalism for Social Media: How to Tweak Your Workflow

For a long time, social media was merely an afterthought in the daily routine of data journalists. Why worry about promoting a story and making it more accessible when you can scrape websites and build sophisticated charts all day? Luckily, a project launched by the European Data Journalism Network (EDJNet) has been (successfully) working on changing that status and mindset. DW Data is a part of the initiative, and our Eva Lopez – a data journalist and innovation manager – frequently shares what she and her team have learned. These are the latest insights.

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