Biography

Eduard Martín-Borregón has a Master Degree in Investigative, Data and Visualization Journalism at the URCJ with a Google Excellence scholarship and the Barcelona Datos Grant. He started the data journalism section El Periódico de Catalunya and worked as a freelance data journalist for El Mundo, The Gates Foundation, Antoni Gutiérrez-Rubí, Ara.cat and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, among others.

In November 2011, he cofounded Data'n'Press, a data journalism and big data studio. With his team, he worked for El Periódico de Catalunya, Vilaweb, eldiario.es and El Confidencial; but they also developed their own projects like twitterencatala.org and @resultados20n.

Not only does he practice data journalism, he also promotes and teaches it. He has been a guest lecturer at UAB, Blanquerna-URL, UVIC and URV. He is a trainer at Collegi de Periodistes and CCCB and has given workshops at TV3 (Spain) and El Universal (Mexico). He organises hackathons and data expeditions, has given several conferences and has written specialised articles about data journalism, open data and new digital paradigms.

As the founding partner of OKFN Spain, he promotes open data and organises the Jornadas de Periodismo de Datos y Datos Abiertos. He is part of the initial group of Escuela de Datos, the Spanish speaking chapter of the School of Data. Furthermore, he is part of several civic projects—like the Terrassa’s Citizens Municipality Observatory—that strengthen transparency through budget visualisations and information requests.

Apart from working with data, he has directed two documentaries: 5x55Terrassa (the first documentary financed by crowdfunding in Spain) and A les vuit al Raval. During two years and a half, he directed a TV show at Canal Terrassa Vallès. He collaborates as columnist and photographer for different media (from Terrassa most of all) and provides corporate communication, digital consultancy and websites for entreprises, institutions and NGOs.


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