Leila Haddou, Investigative Journalist, Financial Times

Leila Haddou

Investigative Journalist, Financial Times

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.


Leila Haddou is a investigative and data journalist currently working at the Financial Times. She has previously worked for the Guardian covering offshore tax leaks, corporate land banking and issues surrounding social justice. She continues to explore how technology, including graph databases, can be used by journalists to assist with data-led investigations.