Marcel Pauly

Data journalist

About me

My name is Marcel Pauly and I'm a data journalist from Hamburg, Germany.

I'm head of SPIEGEL Data, the team for data-driven investigations and data visualizations at DER SPIEGEL. My area of expertise includes party funding, parliamentarianism, algorithmic accountability and right-wing extremism.

At Henri Nannen Journalism School I was educated in reporting. During the Lede Program at Columbia Journalism School I refined my skills in data-driven journalism. I learned how to analyse and scrape data using Python, as well as using machine learning in journalism.

As a trainer I teach editors, students and trainees how to improve their reporting skills with ddj techniques. My clients include ARD.ZDF Media Academy, Henri Nannen Journalism School and Hamburg University of Applied Sciences



Helmut Schmidt Journalistenpreis (2019): second prize for an investigation on Schufa's scoring algorithm

dpa-infografik award (2018): first prize in the category "news infographics" for a personalized storytelling about commuting, and third prize in the special category "demographic change and ageing society" for an analysis of the demographic composition of the German parliament

Georg von Holtzbrinck-Preis für Wirtschaftspublizistik (2016): award in the category "Interactive Multimedia Specials" for an investigation on the decay of German highway bridges

dpa-infografik award (2016): first prize in the category "news infographics" for an interactive visualization about deviations in parliamentary votes

Top 30 bis 30 (2015): award by medium magazin for young journalists

PGP3390 AF16 0462 8FE2 859F E095 596B D934 B683 D33D

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Marcel Pauly, c/o DER SPIEGEL GmbH & Co. KG, Team Datenjournalismus, Ericusspitze 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

Portrait photo: Hayley Austin

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