13 December 2017

Save the Date! The Global Editors Network is launching a brand new hub for the data journalism community


The Global Editors Network (GEN) is a few weeks away from unveiling its upcoming hub on data journalism, the Data Journalism Den (The Den). 

The Den will launch in beta in February 2018, rolling out in full a month later: Save the date!

The Den (datajournalismden.org) is the new global hub dedicated to data journalism aiming at being the primary platform serving this community. It is a place built for journalists, coders, designers, experts, consultants, companies, foundations, volunteers, NGOs. The Den welcomes everyone committed to the practice and development of data journalism to join.

The Den is a project financed by the Google Digital News Initiative and the Open Society Foundations, which granted the Global Editors Network funds to produce its data journalism hub. It will feature five sections: NewsCommunityMatchmakingDatastore, and Jobs.

Bertrand Pecquerie, CEO of the Global Editors Network, said of the hub, and of the community it aims to serve:
'We at the Global Editors Network have been striving to empower data journalists for the past five years with the Data Journalism Awards. We are launching a new phase with the Den, acknowledging that data journalists deserve a platform where they can build projects together. Collaboration, or what we call on the platform 'Matchmaking', is the core challenge we are aiming to tackle, but not only. Monetisation is the second priority, and we are also set to open the first job section 100% focused on data journalists.'

For more informations on the Den, and to sign up for updates on the platform, please visit www.datajournalismden.org


What to expect on the Den?

News section, with key information and announcements on data journalism projects and challenges, as well as exclusive content. The Den users will also be able to subscribe to a daily newsletter.

With the Den’s Community, members will be able to engage with each other, with detailed profiles, and direct messaging.

The Matchmaking section will link and further cooperation among members of the data journalism community around specific projects.

The Datastore will facilitate the monetisation of data journalism products and services, while also collecting free resources available to all members.

Finally, the Jobs section of the Den will feature ads specific to professionals involved or interested in data journalism.


Teemu Henriksson has recently been appointed Director of the Data Journalism Den.

Formerly with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) as a project coordinator and researcher, he was managing the World Press Trends research project, and contributed to the organisation’s media policy activities. His previous experiences range from journalism, and event organisation, to media development project coordination.

Teemu Henriksson said of joining the Global Editors Network to manage the Den: 'Data journalism is one of the most exciting fields in journalism, with remarkable examples of data journalism being published on a daily basis. Benefitting from the Global Editors Network’s longstanding support of data journalism, we aim to position the Den at the centre of this thriving community. I look forward to allowing people interested in data journalism to connect, further their expertise, and start new projects, thus helping the community to grow and strengthen even further.'


Visit www.datajournalismden.org for more.