Helena Bengtsson, Data Projects, Guardian

Helena Bengtsson

Data Projects, The Guardian

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.


Helena Bengtsson is Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK. She previously worked as the database editor at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. She has been awarded the Stora Journalistpriset (Great Journalism Award) in Sweden twice, in 2010 for Valpejl.se and in 2016 for innovator of the year.