I’m a data journalist at The Economist Newspaper working from their London head office. In March 2018, after 18 months as their data journalism and social media fellow, I was rewarded with a permanent position as data journalist on the data team. My portfolio demonstrates my varied skill set and my unique approach to data, commitment to the data journalism community and the unique ideas I’ve brought to it in order to make data journalism stand out on social media.
I cover a variety of topics for The Economist. My portfolio shows that I have expertise in a range of subjects and feel comfortable writing about many different data-related topics, from light-hearted pieces about house plants to more serious issues such as sexual harassment and politics in Germany. I often cover recent research—an area that remains woefully uncovered by most data outlets. My journalism often gets featured in industry newsletters, is widely shared on social media and sets the agenda for other outlets.
As data journalism is still a relatively new field, I think it’s important to work together, collaborate and communicate across different newsrooms, which is why I share my experiences and the insights I gather in my unique role in Medium articles, on Twitter or in guest lectures and industry talks. Over the past year I’ve been invited to give guest lectures at Goldsmiths College, Brunel University and King’s College to teach the next generation of data journalists and help them find their way in the industry. In summer 2018 I taught a workshop at the European Data and Computational Journalism conference in Cardiff and spoke at many other industry events and international conferences in the UK and abroad. In addition I co-host London’s D3.js meet-up that my colleague Martín González revived and I started a data journalism meet-up between The Economist, The Times and The Financial Times. I talk about topics such as the basics of data journalism, data visualisations on social media and careers in data journalism.
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