The Ultimate Journalist’s Data Dashboard

JoDa is a web-based dashboard to support the workflow of the data journalist. The journalist can upload documents in his own working environment, after which JoDa performs an automated semantic analysis of the text and connects it to external, public sources. The result of the analysis is made clear by means of a series of targeted visualisations, such as social networks, money flows and timelines, that directly feed back to the source files.

Because automated analyses are never 100% correct, JoDa offers the possibility to make corrections that are forwarded in real-time to the visualisations. In this way, JoDa makes it possible to explore large amounts of unstructured data and quickly bring out the most interesting parts. When the journalist has found his story, he can select the right parts of the data for publication and add the visualizations with linked sources to his article.