Past Meetup

Transforming Journalism Through Interactivity at The Wall Street Journal and DR

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Store Kongensgade 40C · Copenhagen

How to find us

Go through the gates, to the far end, pop open a beer and learn about the World's best interactive journalism. Due to construction you mave have to enter from Bredgade instead of Store Kongensgade. Look for the "Sankt Annæ Passage" sign.

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Can we bring news to life? Is it possible to create visual journalism worth the time and effort compared to traditional text-based reporting?

Elliot Bentley, Graphics Editor of The Wall Street Journal - and Benjamin Dalsgaard Hughes, Developer at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation - visits Hacks/Hackers Denmark to show us why and how.

Elliot will talk about:

• Data Journalism at The Wall Street Journal and UK press

• Types of data journalism and when/how to use them

• Examples of World Class data journalism that changed reporting

• Tips and tricks on visualization

• Best practice (..and perhaps worst..) in creating interactive news solutions

Elliot Bentley’s areas of expertise include news interactives and building tools for reporting. He is the creator of ‘oTranscribe’ and runs ‘Journocoders’.

Talk to Elliot @Elliot_Bentley (

Benjamin shares his experiences from working at the DR data journalism desk:

• Working in journalism as a developer. How to - and why bother?

• How journalists, designers and developers can combine powers to create interactive news.

• Behind the scenes on Benjamin’s favorite interactive pieces for DR.

• Get started yourself: The tools you can’t live without. Hint: One of them is ‘’.

Benjamin Dalsgaard Hughes is a techie gone journo and holds a degree from the Technical University of Denmark. He works with prototype development, user experience, solution sketching, data mining, data visualization, data analysis, front-end and back-end development.

Join us

Free beer and snacks will be served, sponsored by CCI - the leading vendor of story centric software that accelerates publisher's business (

Join us for an exciting night on how interactives might be changing the way people consume news.

As Jay Rosen of NYU coined it 10 years ago: "The People Formerly Known As The Audience".

See you there!

The Hacks/Hackers Team