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The challenges for doing data journalism on European affairs

By |May 4th, 2021|Tags: |

In the second episode of EDJNet's Data Literacy podcast, Lorenzo Ferrari (OBC Transeuropa), Clara Guibourg (J++), and Alexander Damiano Ricci (VoxEurop) discuss what makes transnational data journalism special, from the variety of data sources to multilingualism. As well as the need for reasoned comparisons among countries, and the increasing relevance of local contexts.

Why data journalism is a useful way to approach European issues

By |April 28th, 2021|Tags: |

Why is data journalism useful to approach European issues? In this conversation, Chiara Sighele (OBC Transeuropa), Gian Paolo Accardo (VoxEurop), and György Folk (EUrologus) discuss the state of the European public sphere, how to favour the circulation of news within the EU, the micro-macro linkage in European affairs, and how being part of a European network of media outlets helps facing some of the challenges of journalism nowadays.

Maria Alvarez: exposing differences within Europe in the wake of Covid-19

By |April 6th, 2021|Tags: , , |

María Álvarez, data journalist at Civio, coordinated EDJNet's coverage of two relevant issues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: changes in mobility and nurse shortage in Europe. In this video, she presents the main challenges and the most interesting findings of the two works. Data on mobility were analysed to identify how containment measures affected people's lives; nursing personnel data was among the indices used to assess how prepared European healthcare systems were for the pandemic.

Nicolas Kayser-Bril: Investigating the Instagram Algorithm

By |March 26th, 2021|Tags: , |

Nicolas Kayser-Bril, ​data journalist at ​Algorithm Watch, ​coordinated AW-EDJNet’s ​joint investigation on Instagram’s algorithm. In this video, he explains ​why the subject ​matters and how it could be approached, despite the lack of transparency of the algorithm. Data suggests that Instagram has a bias in favour of pictures of scantily clothed men or women – this has an impact both on creators’ business and on users’ views.

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