Friedrich Lindenberg, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)

Friedrich Lindenberg

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)

Data Journalism in the Connected Age Panel

Every day, data journalists have to deal with the growing volume and complexity of modern data leaks. In addition, uncovering (the often hidden) connections at both global and local scales is increasingly important. Graph databases help data journalists make sense of their data and connect it to many other sources, making it easier to calculate the meaning and impact of the dataset.

In this high-profile panel, five data journalists from renowned publishers and organizations will discuss changes in the journalistic landscape, the relevance of data connections, and how modern tools such as Neo4j can support journalists in their daily challenges and work.


Friedrich Lindenberg is a coder and data journalist working on web technology for new narrative and investigative techniques. He was an 2014 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow with Code for Africa, and a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at Spiegel Online. Previously, he contributed to various projects at the Open Knowledge Foundation, including OpenSpending, a platform that helps citizens across the world keep track of government finance.