We're a media nonprofit building data journalism, open data and web innovation projects around the world. We partner with organisations, big and small, to do impactful programmes and initiatives that shape the future of our field.
HEI-DA helps organisations tell data-driven stories, and build projects on the web, using expertise from the news industry and elsewhere, specialising 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 2018 HEI-DA has helped 38 teams, in seven countries, representing three continents, do data journalism and open data projects.
We’ve tackled deaths in police custody with Malaysiakini (Malaysia), threats to ASEAN journalists with SEAPA (Thailand), police abuse with TEMPO (Indonesia), sexual harassment with Social Watch Bénin (Benin), and more. We look forward to doing more of these impactful projects in the months to come.
By donating to HEI-DA, either monthly or just once, you help us grow and develop new initiatives that empower news innovators and nonprofit organisations worldwide.
HEI-DA manages the Data Journalism Awards!
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 Initiative, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Microsoft, and in partnership with Chartbeat. HEI-DA proudly manages the competition with the team at the Global Editors Network.
Check out the Data Journalism Blog!
The Data Journalism Blog brings you the latest on data journalism whether you are a journalist, a designer, a programmer or simply a data geek. It features news articles, features, interviews, how-to guides and reviews tackling innovative projects from around the world, made with data.
With over 4000 followers on Facebook and over 5000 on Twitter, it was created in 2011 and is published by HEI-DA.
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!
ORGANISATIONS WE WORK WITH:
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!