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Brazil has become a force for data journalism in Latin America and around the world. The country hosts conferences dedicated to the topic, its media outlets are recognized by international awards and its journalists have created successful sites dedicated solely to the reporting approach.

Despite all this, there’s still progress to be made and databases to be explored. Read more »


Independent media from the Northern Triangle are strengthened, but do data journalism with limited resources

Corruption, inequality and violence are some of the characteristics shared by Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, countries of the region known as the Northern Triangle.

Yet, in recent years, independent journalism in this region has been strengthened by various training initiatives in data journalism and monitoring that have been coordinated and led by organizations such as the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI) and international non-profit organizations like Internews. Read more »


In its third year, Coda.Br conference democratizes discussion on data journalism in Brazil

Members of the growing data journalism community in Brazil gathered from Nov. 10 to 11 for the third edition of the Brazilian Conference on Data Journalism and Digital Methods, Coda.Br, in São Paulo.

The event featured more than 40 hours of training workshops – there were opportunities for experienced users in programming and data visualization to deepen their knowledge and also to introduce beginners to simple spreadsheet techniques and database cleaning. Read more »


Registration open for third edition of Coda.Br, Brazilian conference on data journalism

The Brazilian Conference on Data Journalism and Digital Methods – Coda.Br, a pioneering event in Brazil focused on data journalism, will celebrate its third year on Nov. 10 and 11 in São Paulo and has opened registration on its website. Read more »


Volt Data Lab grew from a personal blog for coding experiments to a full-fledged data storytelling agency


It’s been a tumultuous few years of Brazilian news. A year after the World Cup frenzy and the presidential election that ended in an impeachment a few months later, newsrooms turned inward: Which would be the next to downsize? As company after company laid off employees, some journalists in São Paulo began to wonder just how many reporters and editors had become unemployed in the shrinking of the news industry in Brazil in the past couple of years. Read more »


Brazilian data journalism conference invites reporters to ‘get their hands dirty’

With the objective of sharing experiences and “getting your hands dirty,” the Escola de Dados (School of Data) is organizing the second edition of the pioneering Brazilian Conference on Data Journalism and Digital Methods, Coda.Br, on Nov. 25 and 26 in São Paulo. The idea is to bring together professionals from various fields to discuss common issues such as algorithmic responsibility, machine learning and privacy. Read more »


Sign up for the online course "Crafting Data Stories" and get your backstage pass to the data journalism process

Data is powerful.

Journalists can use it to help readers understand complex issues, to hold power to account, to expose trends and emerging situations and show the diversity of views and opinions in their communities. Read more »


How to create a data journalism team: practical tips for bringing programmers and journalists together


In the era of big data, journalism can benefit greatly from using information technology to reinvent methods for searching, analysis, and news coverage. Read more »


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