Data in Investigations

Data can tell stories, if we learn to “listen”

From overcoming data phobia to managing data-driven projects and seeing human stories emerge from numbers, watch three speakers explaining the role of data in investigations, how to organise it, how to analyse it and how to create compelling narratives with it.

About the Speakers:

Jose Miguel Calatayud is a freelance journalist based in Berlin, currently focusing on collaborative investigative journalism in Europe, and most recently he coordinated the Cities for Rent investigation. Jose also works with Arena for Journalism in Europe, a non-profit foundation that promotes cross-border collaborative journalism and where he lead the Housing Project, and has collaborated with Tactical Tech's Exposing the Invisible project on training emerging investigators and developing resources for collaborative investigations. Jose also contributes to AlgorithmWatch and Eticas Foundation about algorithmic accountability reporting.

Adriana Homolova is a freelance data journalist, nerd in the newsroom, data trainer and public spending research enthusiast. Currently she crunches data on kids in migration for Lost In Europe, helps to organise the marvellous Dataharvest conference and mentors future data journalists through training. Adriana is a member of the Open Procurement EU Coalition.

Fatima Hudoon is a Bristol-based freelance journalist, formerly Early Career Journalist at The Bristol Cable, a local media cooperative. She freelances for the Cable and various publications like the The National News, BBC and the Bureau Local. Fatima is also a 2021 Lyra Mckee Bursary recipient at the Centre for Investigative Journalism, where she is receiving training in investigative and data journalism.

This video is part of a series of resources and publications produced by Exposing the Invisible during a one-year project (September 2020 - August 2021) supported by the European Commission (DG CONNECT)

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First published on October 6, 2021