Christina Elmer

member of editorial board Spiegel Online

Christina Elmer is deputy head of editorial development at DER SPIEGEL, where she had recently co-managed the relaunch of the digital platform and previously established the data journalism department. She also trains journalists in data reporting and online research.

Before she joined SPIEGEL ONLINE as a science editor in 2013, Elmer worked at Stern magazine’s investigative unit. Her journalistic career began in 2007 at the German press agency dpa, where she was part of a team which set up Germany’s first department for data journalism and computer assisted reporting. Elmer studied Journalism and Biology. As a board member of netzwerk recherche, Germany’s largest association supporting investigative reporters, she is actively engaged in pushing data journalism forward and encouraging colleagues to use new techniques and tools.

Christina Elmer wrote a chapter in the Data Journalism Handbook 2 on Algorithms in the Spotlight: Collaborative Investigations at Spiegel Online.

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