Christina Elmer

Institute for Journalism Dortmund Technical University

From September 2021, Christina Elmer is Professor for Digital Journalism and Data Journalism at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity, Germany. Previously she was deputy head of editorial development at DER SPIEGEL, where she had co-managed the relaunch of the digital platform and established the data journalism department. During a research sabbatical in 2021 as the first Journalist in Residence at the Cyber Valley research network, she investigated the explainability of AI methods.

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.

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