Data Journalism

Data journalism represents an innovative intersection between journalism, statistics and databases. Journalists, through different mechanisms, find stories contained in large data sets and develop simple visualisations that convey this information in a way that is understandable to the audience. The creation of specific data journalism units and sections in the media also stands out

ORF is the public broadcaster, the largest media company in Austria and the market leader in TV, radio and online journalism. The data journalism team of ZIB (Zeit im Bild, Austria’s main TV news program) was one of the first in Austria that explains news using data analysis. Despite legal limitations on production for online and social media, is Austria’s strongest news portal. During the Corona pandemic, the Vidiwall became a central, daily program element of ZIB in TV and online. Data on climate change, social, economic and socio-demographic issues are visualized

Austria | Public media

BR Data is an editorial department within the public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk, which has also strong connections to other editorial departments such as Fact Checking. It was the first data journalism initiative in Germany to establish a whole data journalism editorial

Germany | Public media

Datadista is a media outlet specialized in data journalism. It was created in 2016 by only two people, which did not prevent Datadista from being one of the pioneering projects in this speciality and from provoking other media to attach greater importance to the discipline

Spain | Startups

The NZZ Visuals team is a mobile-online-first team of journalists, designers and programmers who take care of data-driven journalism, data visualizations and interactive applications on The building of the team began in 2015. The team is a poster child for the digital transformation to show how digitization and online journalism works at NZZ

Switzerland | Legacy media

Our World in Data started as a blog in 2011. It is a non-profit organization that works on online publications about international or well-known issues. It tries to contrast what is generally done in the rest of the media industry by tackling events primarily through data, quantitative metrics and evidence, and in-depth explanations. They gained major attention during the pandemic, becoming one of the major global sources for data on Covid-19-cases worldwide. They also have a keen interest in transparency by explaining their methods, trying to enable people to understand their procedures. Our World in Data is open source, and there are no fees to pay to use their data

United Kingdom | Digital natives