Thessaloniki: the Data Journalism Community discusses

iMEdD’s event presentation of the Greek version of the Data Journalism Handbook II, in Athens on March 15th, was followed by one at Thessaloniki on March 17th. There, (data) journalists, academics, and civic-tech community members, openly discussed why and how data can enforce and enrich journalistic investigation and storytelling, thus the challenges they face while trying to gather and use them.

Kelly Kiki, data journalist, project manager at iMEdD Lab and the curator of the Greek edition of the handbook, Alexandra Gouta, journalist of Economy & Technology, ΑΜΝΑ, Thessalonikι and Elina Makri, journalist, researcher at the Department of Journalism & Media, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, lead the conversation, while they also shared valuable experiences from their professional career.

In the discussion, 10 more guest speakers contributed and shared their experience and their reflections on implementing data in (local) journalism.

The book “The Data Journalism Handbook: Towards a Critical Data Practice”, produced by, European Journalism Centre and Google News Initiative, edited by Liliana Bounegru and Jonathan Gray, is now available in Greek from the iMEdD Lab at The Greek edition is produced by iMEdD, translated by Evita Lykou and edited by Kelly Kiki, and made available to the community under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

It is a collective volume (a “collective experiment”, as the editors of the original work call it), that consists of eight thematic sections and includes a total of 55 chapters, written by leading journalists, professionals and researchers from all corners of the globe.

View the Greek edition

The Handbook is a handbook of ideas, opinions, practices and concerns: it initiates precisely this kind of international dialogue, enlightening and inviting those who practice data journalism, those who teach it, those who learn it, those who wish to get to know it, and those who are agents of collaboration or synergy to reflect upon it.

The Greek edition is available in three different formats: its digital version, a .pdf file and limited hard copies to be donated to the community of interest. In the digital version, as readers navigate through its contents at, they have a number of tools available to them both for online underlining or adding individual notes on the contents and for exporting the book to a .pdf file. Discover them and view the full Greek edition.

Read the Preface to the Greek Edition