Crossing borders with data journalism
Five years after its inception in 2017, EDJNet has become a network of 31 media outlets based in 19 different European countries, including all the main EU member states. With its partners it collects, verifies, and analyses data to bring out issues and stories, combining the data with studies, interviews, and fieldwork. EDJNet members currently cover 95% of the total EU population and publish content in 22 different European languages.
The network is regularly working on new stories, all based on data and collaborations across borders. The number of members and partners of the network increases progressively, and the ties are consolidated. The content produced is now taken up and reused hundreds of times a year by a large variety of media outlets across Europe, starting from the major international information channels to local newspapers in some of the remotest corners of the continent.
The work to build a European public sphere remains long and demanding, but it is essential to understand the global challenges that also affect our territories – and to help local communities to express their voices. EDJNet offers its small contribution, in the conviction that an approach based on innovation and collaboration can be replicated in other areas.
Read the contribution edited by EDJNet co-founder, OBC Transeuropa >
- 123 journalists and editors are directly involved in the network activities, content by 194 different authors (48% females) was published over time.
- In the past five years, the network produced 624 original articles worth 676,603 words, 22 videos, 5 mini-websites or dashboards.