Cross-border Data Journalism for Beginners

Today, reporting on most important topics — from the pandemic and climate stories to following the money — requires some data skills and often also collaborating across borders. Yet, launching a data based cross-border investigation may look daunting: setting up the appropriate team, figuring out the right methodologies, as well as building, analyzing and visualizing datasets. 

Sotiris Sideris — award winning data journalist, trainer, lecturer, and the Data Editor of CCIJ — will provide insight and resources into how data and cross-border investigations can empower independent journalism that is committed to reporting the truth while seeking solutions to vital local, national, and global issues.

No coding or data skills are required for this session.  Please join us on our last professional learning session for 2022!



Wednesday, October 26, 2022
11 AM - 12 PM US Eastern (60 minutes) / 6 PM - 7 PM EEST (Athens)


Virtual via Zoom




Sotiris Sideris, Data Editor, CCIJ

Sotiris Sideris

Data Editor, CCIJ

Sotiris Sideris is an award-winning data journalist and trainer based in Athens with extensive cross-border and collaborative experience. He is the data editor of the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ) and of the investigative network Reporters United. He also serves as a research associate at the University of Athens and as a lecturer of digital media at Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.

In 2016 he co-founded AthensLive, Greece’s first nonprofit media outlet. Previously, he worked with the Greek NGO Network for Children’s Rights as the coordinator and chief editor of the multilingual refugee newspaper Migratory Birds and as a researcher and producer for the Greek national TV documentary series 28 Europe. His work has been published in numerous Greek and European publications, including Investigate Europe, Mediapart, and Tagesspiegel. In 2017 he was a Stavros Niarchos Foundation fellow at Columbia University, where he studied programming and data journalism. In 2019 he participated in the Bertha Challenge, a global fellowship program for investigative journalists and activists by Bertha Foundation. In 2022 Cities for Rent, a cross-border collaborative investigation he was part of, won the Innovation Award of the European Press Prize.