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Top 10 insights from the 2022 State of Data Journalism Survey logo

More than 1,800 reporters took part in the second edition of our Data Journalism Survey. As with the first edition, this project aims to examine the field’s trends, changes, and trajectory about the current events that marked 2022. This year, we investigated how the war in Ukraine has affected and involved data journalists worldwide, just as we did in 2021 – when we had a special section on the Covid pandemic.

Check out 10 key findings from our survey, below. You can read the whole report here or grab the data from GitHub to investigate and do some data journalism on data journalism yourself!

  1. Approximately 20% of data journalists reported on the conflict in Ukraine
  2. The majority of respondents believe the conflict has increased challenges around data verification
  3. Over 1 in 3 data journalists are completely self-taught
  4. Data journalism continues to be a predominantly male field
  5. Participants come from a range of countries, with the U.S. accounting for 12% of the total, followed by the United Kingdom (7%), Italy (6%), and Germany (5%)
  6. Over 60% of the industry is between the ages of 25 and 44
  7. Around one in four people in data journalism have three to five years of experience
  8. Data visualisation training is most in demand
  9. The majority of data journalists (50%) report on issues of national importance, and more than half (53%) cover politics and governance
  10. Data journalists work for online media

This is an abstract republished. Read the full original article by Andrea Abellán, entitled “Top 10 Insights From Our 2022 State of Data Journalism Survey”, which summarizes the key findings and was initially published on February 15, 2023 by