Jacopo Ottaviani

Code for Africa, ICFJ Knight Fellow


Jacopo Ottaviani is an ICFJ Knight Fellow and works as pan-African data editor at Code for Africa.

He is experienced in data journalism, digital cartography, immersive storytelling and transnational data projects, and builds narratives and visualisations around data and fieldwork.

His innovative works have been published by, among others, DER SPIEGEL, El País, Al Jazeera and Internazionale.

In 2016 he launched «Lungs of the Earth», an immersive journey across the rainforests of the world and #Borderline, an interactive atlas of migration in Europe.

He is co-author of The Migrants' Files, a cross-border data project that uncovered exclusive information on the human and economic costs of immigration in Europe. The project was awarded with the Data Journalism Awards 2014 and the European Media Prize 2015.

In 2015 he made the web-documentary E-waste Republicwhich was awarded with the DIG Awards 2015 and the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2015.

In 2014-15 he coordinated Generation E, a crowdsourced data project that unveiled findings about intra-european youth migration, published by 10+ international media.

23 May 2017

Spotlight on the Mediterranean

24 February 2015

New approaches and tools to cover the European Union

24 November 2015

Hard Journalism: Reporting Crisis, Staying Secure & Tackling Data

25 April 2016

Newsroom Innovation & Digital Transformation: Data, Impact and Collaboration