Founded by the Global Editors Network, the Data Journalism Den recently opened to serve the international data journalism community. The global hub provides a platform for the community to exchange collaborative data, ideas, tools, and resources. It’s free and open to all journalists, developers, designers, and organizations committed to the practice and development of data journalism.
With the mission of fostering digital innovation in newsrooms, the Den has five sections to advance the data initiative: news, community, matchmaking, datastore, and jobs.
The news section is an area where examples of outstanding data journalism projects, insights about best practices and challenges, exclusive content, and links to related works are featured. Users can also subscribe to the newsletter that presents essential information on data journalism.
The platform aims to create a community of data experts, so users are able to produce detailed profiles that showcase their skills and motivations, wherein members can contact each other about jobs. Along with building a network, members can collaborate on project ideas and ask for help from others in the matchmaking area. This function also provides a platform where project leaders can ask for funding for projects, and inversely funders can submit project ideas and seek applicants and grantees. All Den community members can follow along with projects and get updates about development.
Along with tracking people’s track records on projects, the datastore section monetizes data templates and other products and services related to data journalism