The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Meet the #CIJSummer 2023 Data Team

Data journalism plays a key role in all our training. It was at the very early Summer Conferences (then called Summer Schools) that data journalism, known as Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR) was first introduced to the UK.

Back then we could hardly get anyone to attend – now it is a must-have skill for any journalist.

In 2023 we will have a fantastic data team, a mix of our long-term trainers and even our alumni, who are now working data journalists and trainers themselves!

We will be offering a mix of hands-on training: from spreadsheets to R programming language, from the web basics to data case studies. There will be something for every level.

Carmen Aguilar García

Carmen Aguilar García is an award-winning journalist, currently part of The Guardian Data Project team. Before joining The Guardian, she was the first data journalist at Sky News, working on a wide range of topics to find data stories and tell them across all its platforms and covering the Covid pandemic.

Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson is Data Journalism Editor at Gota Media, a regional publishing company in the south of Sweden with 13 local titles. She previously worked as Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster for 27 years and she also served as Editor, Data Projects of the Guardian UK, between 2014-2017.

Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman is a freelance trainer. He previously worked for BBC World Service for many years, as a reporter, producer, later as editor and finally as Head of World Service Training at Bush House.

Karrie Kehoe

Karrie Kehoe is a data journalist and researcher on the Data and Research team at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Karrie has worked on award winning global investigations like the FinCEN Files, Pandora Papers, Uber Files, Implant Files and more recently Deforestation Inc.

Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers is an experienced teacher and investigative journalist. He lectures at universities and in newsrooms and writes data-driven stories for the leading Dutch magazine De Groene Amsterdammer. He is also co-developer of Story-Based Inquiry.

Max Harlow

Max Harlow is a newsroom developer at the Financial Times in London. He has previously worked on investigations at the Guardian and at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He co-runs Journocoders, a group for journalists who want to develop technical skills for use in their reporting.
Published: 10 Mar 2023