Winny de Jong


Winny de Jong (1988) is a data journalist and data journalism trainer. She works at the Dutch national broadcast, NOS. There she tries to find news in datasets – interviewing more data than people. Previously she was employed as a data journalist at the Dutch magazine OneWorld.

Next to her work, she likes to share her love for data and journalism, focusing on data literacy and the process of data-driven investigative reporting. Winny has spoken and trained for organisations like TEDx, European Journalism Centre, the DataHarvest+ conference, and several journalism colleges.

She grew up in Rotterdam, but now lives in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Visit her online at

To stay in touch, follow her on Twitter, mail to winny at datajournalistiek dot nl or subscribe to Winny’s irregular Data Journalism Newsletter.

picture by: Olaf Lemaire

Twitter: @winnydejong

Meet Winny de Jong

Courses by Winny de Jong

    • When to hire a data journalist

      Data Journalism

      When to hire a data journalist

      by Winny de Jong

      When should managing editors or freelance journalists think of bringing in a data-savy journalist? Data journalist Winny de Jong explains the common process and workflow of data-driven storytelling, and explains when to hire data knowledge to deepen your stories for the better.

    • Python for journalists

      Python for journalists

      by Winny de Jong

      Webscraping is one of the most used techniques by data journalists. Have your computer automatically collect information from the web, to start your data-driven reporting. In the Scraping with Python for Journalists course, you’ll learn to use the Python programming language to automate your data collection process.