I am a doctoral candidate currently working on a book on digital methods for journalism studies. The book develops a methodological outlook that repurposes traces from digital platforms to understand existing genres of data work in journalism – from programmer-journalism to data journalism and computer-assisted reporting. My PhD is hosted by the University of Groningen and the University of Ghent.

I am also a researcher at the Digital Methods Initiative at the University of Amsterdam, research associate at the médialab at Sciences Po, Paris, research fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and guest lecturer at King’s College London.

Previously I served as a Managing Director for the Digital Methods Initiative, taught data journalism and controversy mapping at the University of Amsterdam and Sciences Po, Paris and worked as a researcher on the European project EMAPS (Electronic Maps to Assist Public Science), led by French sociologist of science and anthropologist Bruno Latour.


Interview in The Asahi Shimbun print edition, 17 May 2012

I also have a professional background in media and journalism. Previously I led data journalism activities at the European Journalism Centre, where I founded and coordinated projects such as: The Data Journalism HandbookDataDrivenJournalism.net, The School of Data Journalism and the Doing Journalism with Data MOOC. I also serve on the jury of the Data Journalism Awards and previously served as an editor for the School of Data at Open Knowledge International.

I have contributed to the Harvard Business Review, PBS MediaShiftO’Reilly Radar, the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog and others, and my work has been featured in a number of publications, including the The New York Times, The GuardianThe Asahi Shimbun and Global Voices.

If you are interested in my work you can get in touch via email (contact[at]lilianabounegru.org) or Twitter.