The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Data Journalism: Getting the Most out of Data Classes

Data journalism has been key to uncovering patterns for investigations for decades. The availability of open-source tools has made data journalism accessible to all newsrooms.

This session will give you a bit of history about data journalism through some groundbreaking work.

It will also give a brief description of the data skills taught at this year’s conference and is designed to help you identify the best sessions to attend, given your own experience level and your objectives for incorporating data-driven research into your work.

Helena Bengtsson

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

Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur teaches data journalism at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. She previously was senior editor for the Center for Public Integrity, an independent investigative newsroom. LaFleur also served as a senior editor for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she managed an award-winning team of data journalists, investigative reporters and fellows.
  • 3 July 2024 10.30–11.30
Location: PSH 314