Data Journalism School in Perugia

The European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation are pleased to invite you to Europe’s biggest data journalism event, the School of Data Journalism. The 2nd edition of the School of Data Journalism is hosted by the International Journalism Festival. With a stellar team of panelists and instructors from the New York Times, the Guardian, Deutsche Welle, Duke University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and ProPublica, last year’s edition attracted hundreds of journalists.

This year we return with a leading team of about 20 new and returning panelists and instructors from Reuters, New York Times, Spiegel, Guardian, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews and others, and a mix of discussions and hands-on sessions focusing on everything from cross-border data-driven investigative journalism, to emergency reporting and using Excel, the Twitter API, data visualisation and mapping for journalism.

The 2013 edition takes place in the beautiful city of Perugia between 24-28 April. Entry to the School of Data Journalism panels and workshops is free.

1. The State of Data Journalism in 2013 (24 April)
2. Data and Investigations: Collaborating Across Borders (25 April)
3. Data Journalism in Southern European Countries (26 April)
(co-organised with Ahref and
4. Covering Emergencies in the Age of Big Data (27 April)

Anthony de Rosa, Social Media Editor, Reuters
Aron Pilhofer, Editor of Interactive News, New York Times
Dan Sinker, Director, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews
Elisabetta Tola, co-founder Formicablu, data journalism trainer
Friedrich Lindenberg, OpenNews Fellow, Spiegel Online
Guido Romeo, Science editor, Wired Italy, Ahref
Jack Thurston, writer, broadcaster and co-founder of and
James Ball, data journalist, Guardian
Mar Cabra, multimedia investigative journalist
Marko Rakar, president of Windmill, blogger and data journalist
Paul Radu, Executive Director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting  Project, Co-founder of the Investigative Dashboard concept

Guido Romeo, Science editor, Wired Italy, Ahref
Liliana Bounegru, Project lead Data Driven Journalism, European Journalism Centre
Lucy Chambers, Head of Knowledge, Open Knowledge Foundation
Rina Tsubaki, Project lead Emergency Journalism, European Journalism Centre

1. Excel for Journalism with Steve Doig  (24 April)
2. Using the Twitter API for Journalism (25 April)
3. Making Data Visualisations: A Survival Guide (26 April)
4. Data Visualisation, Maps and Timelines on a Shoestring (27 April)

Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism, Professor, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
Michael Bauer, School of Data, Open Knowledge Foundation
Gregor Aisch, award-winning freelance data visualisation expert

What do you need to bring?

Enthusiasm and a laptop are required for the workshop sessions. Please note for hands-on workshops tablet devices will not be appropriate.

Please fill in the registration form if you wish to attend any of the workshops.

If you have questions about the School of Data Journalism get in touch with the coordinators: Liliana Bounegru ( or Lucy Chambers (