What happens when the Journalism School (JONA) and the Brazilian Bureau of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation invite 14 young journalists from Brazil and Germany to work together? Tell me, Rio!
Data journalists face different kind of problems. The most frustrating: The data exist and are worth telling, but who has them refuses to share them
Rio is a city full of colors with its green forests, deep blue bay and paintings on every wall. It’s an Instagram user’s paradise. Forget about those filters, Rio’s sunlight does the job for you (at least most of the time). If all fails there’s always the Instagram classic – a sunset picture.
I have never felt comfortable with a camera in my hands, but the coordinators of contaRio asked me to try again. This time I learned that sometimes a picture can reveal more than a glance
What remains after ten days of hard work, beyond the website you are looking at, are memories of the people who built it. Fond, happy, beer-soaked memories. Here’s one
As a journalist focussing on economic issues, Alexandre Rodrigues is familiar with the socio-economic problems of favelas. During his investigations for ContaRio he saw a favela from the inside, met its residents and had the chance to walk around in their shoes.
I had to realize that many people in this marvellous city have no marvellous but a hard daily life, which is mainly stuck in traffic or happening at a desk or sink. A life which is neither close to the bright aura of the Copacabana nor to the impressive scenery of the favelas stacked up the hills
Rio is not a city in the sense of something homogeneous. It consists of several parallel worlds. contaRio gave me the opportunity of having an intense and enriching insight of the city
The invitation for the data driven journalism course provided by the KAS reached me a couple of days before I […]
I have to admit: I fell in love. And because I so much want to come back to this city, I created a database with rental prices in Rio that is searchable. Can I afford to live there?