Lab is iMEdD’s content production division. Focusing on data journalism and adopting a high modern paradigm in journalism, Lab produces and presents original content, with data at its core: in lab.imedd.org, you can find investigations, analyses, and interactive visualization of data, relevant methodologies and datasets, new ideas, and people who change the media industry, as well as content that derives from the organizations’ initiatives.
About the Lab
Lab’s mission is to promote data journalism and disseminate best practices investigation, fact-checking, contemporary narrative techniques and the implementation of a code of ethics and transparency in journalism.
- produces original investigating projects and analyses
- openly shares methodologies and techniques in data analysis as well as the databases
- promotes best practices in journalism
- experiments with new forms and tools in content creation
- publishes content originating from iMEdD’s other activities
- supports independent projects of journalists and other professionals from the early stage of data processing and analysis until the final presentation
Lab believes in open and freely available information. All content produced by Lab is open and free under a Creative Commons license.
Meet the project managers
Facts & Figures
Survey: Data Journalism evolution over the last year
The second annual survey conducted by datajournalism.com on the State of Data Journalism in 2022 is now published and the key findings are available in Greek by iMEdD Lab. What are the biggest challenges facing data journalists worldwide? How has the field evolved over the past year in light of recent global events such as the fallout from the war in Ukraine?
Investigation: The slow death of open data in Greece
iMEdD Lab publishes Eliza’s Triantafyllou investigation on open data in Greece.
Cross-border data investigation on femicides in Europe
The Mediterranean Institute for Investigative Reporting (MIIR) in collaboration with 18 journalism teams conducted the first Europe-wide cross-border data investigation on femicides.
Research – The Greek wiretapping scandal on Twitter: The course of the conversation, polarization and the role of the media
Data analysis by iMEdD Lab and Datalab of the Department of Informatics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on Twitter wiretapping during the period April 2022 – December 2022.
For more analyses and ongoing monitoring of the issue, visit the Datalab web application.
Workshop: Introduction to Data Journalism
iMEdD is joining forces with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki’s (AUTH) School of Journalism and Mass Communications to host a two-day workshop titled Introduction to Data Journalism on 13 and 14 February 2023.
The Data Journalism Handbook II available in Greek by iMEdD
We at iMEdD decided to undertake the project of translating and producing the Greek edition of this volume, in the belief that it is worth being offered to the community and becoming part of the Greek literature on the present or future of data journalism.
iMEdD LAb: ICIJ and the Pandora Papers
The Director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), Gerard Rule, from iMEdD’s office in Athens, presents the work of the ICIJ, talks about the largest investigation in the history of journalism, and assesses the role of data and technology in modern journalism.
WEB APPLICATION: Auctions in Greece
The iMEdD Lab’s web application monitors auctions in Greece since 2018. THE APPLICATION The application was created and maintained for the purpose of informing any interested party of the evolution of auctions in our country, where auctions take place exclusively via the online auction service from February 2018 onwards, but also with a view to […]
Strategic cooperation with the Athens University of Economics and Business
Our cooperation with the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) has been launched, aiming at the exchange of expertise, the establishment of partnerships focusing on various research and academic issues, and the dissemination of results and knowledge to society.. The cooperation is expected to contribute to: – Producing high-quality studies and articles based on […]
COVID-19: The Spread of the Disease in Greece & Worldwide
by iMEdD Lab
Lab: Visit our new data journalism website
An innovative data journalism website featuring methodologies, datasets and interactive applications. All content generated by iMEdD Lab is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license and is marked accordingly. Focusing on the post-digital age and embracing the modern journalistic paradigm set by the world’s most prominent Media groups, Lab, iMEdD’s original content production pillar, presents […]
Lab: Graph records schools suspended due to coronavirus in Greece.
The application for the spread of the disease in Greece and around the world presents a new feature. The iMEdD Lab which has created and maintains an interactive application for the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Greece and around the world, presents one new graph that is updated twice daily and shows the schools with suspended […]
Lab: Open Data and information on the course of COVID-19
The course of the disease in our country and around the world is recorded by the online application by iMEdD Lab, which was initially launched in mid March and since then remains continuously updated, 24/7, using automated procedures. For Greece, in particular, the iMEdD Lab collects data from any official information source available (written announcements, […]
Lab: COVID – 19 I Deaths per region over time and average rate of change in deaths.
The iMEdD Lab, which has created and maintains an interactive application for the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Greece and around the world, presents 2 new graphs. Specifically, on the “STATISTICS” page, the following were added: • Deaths per region over time in Greece: the graph shows cumulative deaths per day, except those of unknown geographical […]
Lab: COVID-19 I The spread of the disease in Greece and around the world
iMEdD Lab presents a new, interactive application, updated on a daily basis to inform the Greek journalism community and all interested parties about the spread of Covid-19 in Greece and around the world, through a simple, user-friendly tool. *This application is constantly updated, improved and evolved, in terms of content and technical competence. Thanks for […]
Lab: Take part in the design of our new website
We invite you to fill-out the following questionnaire, which will track the requirements of contemporary professional journalists and also help us develop a strategy for iMEdD Lab’s content. Φόρτωση… INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO FILL-OUT THE SURVEY Each page of the survey is completed when you see the buttons BACK, NEXT or SUBMIT (BACK–NEXT or SUBMIT). […]