I am a new media researcher at the University of Amsterdam focusing on digital methods, controversy mapping and data journalism. I worked on the European project EMAPS (Electronic Maps to Assist Public Science), which mapped public debates around climate change and was led by French sociologist of science and anthropologist Bruno Latour. I am also a member of the Digital Methods Initiative research group.

In addition to my work at the University of Amsterdam I am also a PhD candidate studying data journalism at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and the University of Ghent (Belgium) and a Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University (US). 

Besides my academic work, I am leading data journalism activities at the European Journalism Centre (EJC), where I founded and coordinated projects such as: The Data Journalism Handbook, the website DataDrivenJournalism.net, the annual conference and training event The School of Data Journalism, and the Doing Journalism with Data MOOC. I am also on the jury of the Data Journalism Awards.

If you are interested in my work you can get in touch by email (liliana.bounegru[at]gmail.com) or Twitter.

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  1. Hi, Liliana! I’m wondering if you might be able to join our open community call on Nov 22 to talk about * the work you all did on the data journalism handbook, * any break-throughs you had as a result, * plus what’s next and ways to keep the momentum rolling.

    Would be great to invite everyone involved to do some quick follow-up chatting and question and answer.

    Would you be interested in doing that? And in spreading the word to the rest of the group?

    Will send more call-in details / logistics soon, if yes.

    Hope you’re well,


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  3. Hi, Lilinan. You did a great job. I want to translate and publish the DDJ Handbook in China, would you please give me your email address? Mine is yijunt@sina.com. Please write to me. Thank you!

  4. Hello Miss. Bounegru

    My name is Anson Xia. I’m an international journalism student who is currently studying at the University of Central Lancashire. I read your edit book The Data Journalism Handbook, and I’m working on a case study on the growth of data journalism. Could I ask you some questions on this field?

    Data journalism is a rising branch of contemporary journalism industry and its significance and effectiveness on news reporting is witnessed by many media practitioners. Do you think data journalism can become an alternative approach to story-telling and news reporting, as photojournalism?

    In your opinion, what kind of topics, or areas are suitable to use infographics instead of pure text to convey information to the audience? Can the data of a general elecon/local political events be visualized?

    Do you know how data journalists are trained to navigate complicated data and finding newsworthy stories behind the data?

    Do you think data journalism will be a potential field in the future and become a popular journalism genre as photojournalism? Why do you think so?

    Do you have any colleagues who are working as data journalists? Could you give me their contact details for some questions?

    Thank you very much!

    Kind Regards


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  6. I am reading now Data Journalism Handbook and I enrolled for Doing Journalism with Data course. I like to congratulate you for everything. Keep up the good work!

  7. Dear Liliana, On behalf of the Centre for Innovation (Leiden University) I would like to get in touch with you, to discuss a possible cooperation within our project The Bigger Picture. I can be reached on this email address and on my mobile phone (number below)

    Thank you in advance!

  8. Hi Liliana,

    I am an Software engg at an MNC in India and I am very much interested in doing data journalism. I am working on analytical tools where we can cleanse and structure the data. I believe that this knowledge will be the basic for becoming data journalist. Can you please help me in finding a correct direction for getting starting with data journalism, like which university or school should I attend to get master’s for data journalism or from where I can start my journalist studies from.

    Regards & Thanks Prachi Jha

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