\”We create visual and data-driven stories and build tools that power them.\” This is our claim. And our goal is to transfer the excellence of 250 years of journalism (NZZ was founded in 1780) into the present and future. As a team of designers, videojournalists, datajournalists and developers, this means that we:
…build and maintain a toolbox that allows editors to build simple charts by themselves right when they need it
…cover breaking news situations using scripts.
…we investigate and explain complicated matters with data, graphics, videos and illustrations.
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2. The midterms article was the most-read article of the month and was also featured in multiple discussions in the data viz community about how to break this event down for non-US readers.
3. We created 16 hurricane graphics within minutes compared to a tedious process that meant everything had to be handcrafted.
4. The alternate best 16 football article was one of the most-read article of the sports-section and a long runner with above 45000 engaged minutes and 1:07 minutes of average engaged time.
5. This was one of our most-read features of the month and sparked a discussion in our newsroom how data journalism does not have to end up in a lot of graphics but can be a data-based piece.
6. The terrorism article clocked at 78500 engaged minutes and was praised by experts such as Peter Neumann. To our knowledge, it is also the first example of a data-driven investigation that examines whether separatist or islamist terrorism is statistically different in its modus operandi.
7. The article was part of the national debate that led to the parliament not loosening its current rules regarding export of weapons to conflict-involved countries.
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