HEI-DA is a nonprofit organisation which promotes digital innovation, the future of data journalism and open data. We do web projects of public interest and partner with organisations worldwide to build impactful programmes and initiatives.
We help organisations tell data-driven stories and build projects on the web, using expertise from the news industry and elsewhere, specializing in the niche fields of data journalism, open data and extreme storytelling innovation. We put particular emphasis on projects of public interest which could achieve social, environmental and economic impact.
In 2017, HEI-DA got involved in two programmes organised by CFI, an agency deployed by the French government for foreign media development: the #4MAsia programme in ASEAN countries and the #GuinéeInfoCitoyenne programme in Africa. Travelling through those two regions to teach data journalism skills and mentor news organisations was one of the most challenging, yet most inspiring, project we’ve done.
HEI-DA is building the Sensor Journalism Toolkit, an easy-to-use platform that empowers journalists around the world by helping them gather their own datasets using sensor tech. To know more about it or get involved, get in touch!
HEI-DA powers the Data Journalism Awards 2018!
The Data Journalism Awards are the first international awards recognising outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide. Started in 2012, the competition is organised by the Global Editors Network, with support from the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and in partnership with Chartbeat. HEI-DA proudly manages the competition with the team at the Global Editors Network.
By donating to HEI-DA, either monthly or just one time, you help us grow and develop new initiatives that empower news innovators and non profit organisations worldwide.
HEI-DA is based in Lille, France and operates globally. It was founded in 2016 by Marianne Bouchart.
We thrive for innovation and hope to stand out as an active player in our field. HEI-DA does great work, by great people, on great subjects.
Watch this space as exciting new projects will launch soon!