keskiviikko 18. joulukuuta 2019

EBU Data Journalism Community eyes growth, further collaboration in 2020

Countries and members that have already made use of the data projects provided by the EBU News Exchange include Ireland (RTÉ), Germany (DW), France (FR24), Poland (TVP), Croatia (HRT), Switzerland (SRF), Finland (Yle). The Map was made with Mapchart.

We are nearing the end of the decade and I thought it was a good moment to catch up with you in terms of the data journalism initiative. If you are not familiar with the initiative you can catch up with the previous posts from this blog.

I have just two points!

FIRSTLY we have continued to share data stories and visualisation for you via the News Exchange and Social Newswire and we are keen to do this also in the future.

Here are some examples of the stories that we have provided to the members.

  • Visualisation of Bitcoin value skyrocketing over the course of its existence
  • Animation shows the evolution of the Arctic ice cap surface from 1979-2019
  • Animation shows changes in temperature per country from 1901-2016

For example SRF/Switzerland used the Polar Ice Cap video on the SRF News Instagram account and the video got over 12,000 views. Another example comes from TVP/Poland who made use of the Bitcoin visualisation on their Facebook account. And just today DW/Germany released the temperature animation on their DW News Twitter account.


SECONDLY I’m keen to support the collaboration between EBU members. In September we organised a meeting in Hamburg for the members and we are planning to have the next event in the spring. We are also working together with the EBU Academy.

We are also looking into supporting data journalist exchange. We have a great community but we should and could learn more from each other. One way to accomplish this is to work with each others hands-on.