Office Hour with Mirko Lorenz, Aron Pihofer, Nicolas Kayser-Bril & Liliana Bounegru

Office Hour
Location: Sponsor Pavilion (Table C)

Mirko Lorenz, Deutsche Welle; Aron Pilhofer, New York Times; Nicolas Kayser-Bril, Journalism++ & Liliana Bounegru, European Journalism Centre.

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Liliana Bounegru

European Journalism Centre

Liliana Bounegru is project manager on data journalism at the European Journalism Centre and editor of, a collection of useful resources for those who want to get started with data journalism, including relevant events, tools, tutorials, interviews and case studies. You can read more about the data journalism activities she has organized together with partners, including training and the Data Journalism Handbook, on Liliana is also a Research MA candidate in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She blogs about her academic work at

Aron Pilhofer

New York Times

Aron Pilhofer is editor of Interactive News at The New York Times. His team blends journalism and technology to enhance The Times’s reporting online through social media, community and dynamic, data-driven Web applications. He is co-founder of two news startups: and Hacks and Hackers. Aron joined The Times in 2005 as a projects editor on the paper’s newly expanded computer-assisted reporting team, where he specialized in stories related to money, politics and influence for the politics desk and Washington bureau. Prior to joining The Times, Pilhofer was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, on the national training staff of Investigative Reporters and Editors and worked for a number of years as a statehouse and projects reporter for Gannett newspapers in New Jersey and Delaware.

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Mirko Lorenz

Deutsche Welle

Journalist, Information Architect and Trainer. Active developer and trainer for data-journalism. Active part of the community at #ddj. Organizer of first data-driven journalism conference in Amsterdam, 2010, with Liliana Bounegru from EJC.
Creator of Datawrapper, tool for ease chart generation, with Nicolas Kayser-Bril, 2012
Projekt manager for cloud computing project “Vision Cloud” (media use case) for Deutsche Welle (2010-2013)

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Nicolas Kayser-Bril


Nicolas Kayser-Bril is CEO and co-founder of Journalism++ , a company that brings web technologies in journalistic workflows. Before founding Journalism++ in late 2011, Nicolas was in charge of datajournalism at OWNI, were he led several experiments in crowdsourced data gathering. A self-taught programmer and journalist, Nicolas holds a degree in Media Economics.


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