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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.

Clara Guibourg: COVID-19 death toll in European regions

By |March 17th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Clara Guibourg, ​data journalist at ​Journalism++/Newsworthy, ​contributed ​to EDJNet’s ​coverage of COVID-19 with an investigation on excess deaths in Europe. In this video, she presents ​how she approached the subject ​starting from summer 2020, including the type and limits of the various sources. She also points at ​some of the most interesting findings of their work​, which was notable both for its scope (most of Europe was covered) and for its scale (data on excess deaths refers to regions).​

Ángela Bernardo: Mental Health and Covid 19

By |March 9th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Ángela Bernardo, ​data journalist at Civio, ​coordinated EDJNet’s large investigation on access to mental health care in Europe. In this video, she presents how her team approached the subject and what were some of the most interesting findings of their work. Mental health care, including both psy​​chological and psychiatric care, is critical to the wellbeing of plenty of people, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic – yet access to treatment is not always easy, especially in the public sector.

Ornaldo Gjergji: Climate Change Down to the Local Level

By |January 27th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Ornaldo Gjergji, data analyst at OBC Transeuropa, presents the investigation on rising temperatures in Europe that he carried out in the framework of the European Data Journalism Network ( Making use of data from Copernicus and ECMWF, Ornaldo built a dataset that shows the variation in average temperature between the 1960s and the 2010s for about 100,000 municipalities across Europe. In the video, he explains how he approached the subject and why it is important to connect the global with the local perspective when looking at climate change.

Matteo Moretti: Design and European Data Journalism

By |December 22nd, 2020|Tags: , , |

Matteo Moretti, designer and founder of, explains his approach to journalism, with a special attention to visual journalism, interactive and responsive products, and informative experiences. He reflects upon the potential and challenges of data journalism in covering issues such as COVID-19 and the climate crisis.

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