Data.Journalism! Conference & Workshops, Vienna, 14 -15 June 2012

fjum and the European Journalism Centre are pleased to invite journalists and media professionals to a two-day data journalism event where they can learn from international experts how to get started with data journalism and develop the skills they need to succeed in the field.

Registration is closed.

Day 1/June 14th, 9 am – 6 pm: The conference
This series of talks is aimed at journalists and decision makers in newsrooms, heads of sections or editors-in-chief, who want to get a sense of what data journalism can do for their newsroom, what the operation involves and if it makes sense for their newsroom to start a data journalism operation.

  • Why should newsrooms introduce data journalism?
  • What can data journalism do for your newsroom?
  • How to build a data journalism team: what are the needed skills?
  • Why should journalists use data?
  • What can journalists do with data? How to get started?
  • Where can journalists find data?
  • Introducing the Data Journalism Handbook

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Philip Meyer, Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (via Skype)
  • Bella Hurrell, Specials Editor BBC News website
  • Alastair Dant, lead interactive technologist, The Guardian
  • Sascha Venohr, development editor and journalist, Zeit Online
  • Helen Darbishire, Executive Director, Access Info Europe
  • Eva Linsinger, profil
  • Josef Barth, Founder of the Transparency-Watchblog / PUBLIC MATTERS
  • Thomas Jöchler, Head of project development Online

Day 1 will end with a networking session. The aim of this session is to provide the opportunity for people from several communities: journalists, civic-minded developers, information designers, data visualisation experts, statisticians and data scientists to meet, exchange ideas and build connections between their communities.


Day 2/June 15th, 8.30 am – 6 pm: The workshops
This series of workshops is aimed at journalists who want to develop the skills that will help them start a career in data journalism. The workshops cover all the major steps of the data journalism workflow, from getting data to analysing it, understanding it and presenting it to your public. Please note that the workshops are entry to intermediate level. Limited seats available.



  • Data literacy: Understanding data and how to use it
  • Data collection: An introduction to scraping
  • Data analysis: Understanding data by using Google spreadsheet
  • Data visualisation: An overview of the best existing tools and how to use them

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Nicolas Kayser-Bril, Journalism ++
  • Alastair Dant, lead interactive technologist, The Guardian
  • Sascha Venohr, development editor and journalist, Zeit Online
  • Friedrich Lindenberg, media scientist at Open Knowledge Foundation
  • Julian Ausserhofer, FH Joanneum
  • Rudolf Titl,

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Speakers list
Data.Journalism! Conference Speakers List

Documentation of the conference
Data.Journalism! Conference & Workshops links, presentations and livestream #ddj


Data.Journalism! is supported by

Network partner

Philip Meyer
Bella Hurrell
Sascha Venohr
Alastair Dant
Helen Darbishire
Eva Linsinger
Josef Barth
Thomas Jöchler
Nicolas Kayser-Bril
Friedrich Lindenberg
Liliana Bounegru
Julian Ausserhofer
Rudolf Titl
Daniela Kraus

Data.Journalism! is supported by  

At the premises of Vienna School of Clinical Research
Campus Vienna Biocenter
Helmut-Qualtinger-Gasse 2
1030 Vienna
Map of the venue

Conference Organisers
European Journalism Centre &
forum journalismus und medien wien

Telephone: +43 1 9972796