Poster of the Data Journalism Workshop 2019 "Follow the Food"

Data Journalism Workshop 2019: Open Call for Projects

In 2019, the work of the Interactivos? and the Data Journalism workshops is going to focus on the complex world of food, with reference to the SDGs.

This call for projects for the Data Journalism Workshop 2019: Follow the Food (Monday 25 - Friday 29 March 2019), shall be open until 9 January 2019. The call for collaborations shall be open until 16 March 2019.

Now in its seventh edition, it continues its work on the Sustainable Development Goals from the perspective of food, nutrition and all that that entails: gastronomy, how land is used, extractive industries, agriculture, livestock farming, fishing, forestry, fair trade, community trading, kilometre 0, diets, allergies, pollution, waste, traceability, transport, distribution and aquifers, among other issues.

Who is this intended for?

This open call is aimed at anyone who wants to work on data-based storytelling on the proposed theme. Not just journalists but also people in the fields of programming, front/back end or full stack development, design, UX, sociology, anthropology, data visualisation, statistics, literature, geography, students, the unemployed, the self-employed, freelancers, pensioners, etc.

Among the novelties of this call we would point out that:

  • The transport and accommodation of the promoter of the selected projects will be covered from any part of the world.
  • A limited number of accommodation places will be available for project collaborators.

Important dates

  • The deadline for submitting projects is Wednesday 9 January 2019 at midnight UTC+1.
  • The projects will be announced on Monday 14 January 2019.
  • The deadline for applying to the collaborations call is Saturday 16 March 2019 at midnight UTC+1.

Registration is free.

Terms and Conditions

The projects must at least meet these conditions:

  • Data collection and analysis to create a journalistic story or tool.
  • Reliable data sources that have been located before the workshop takes place.
  • A theme related to the narrative of the workshop.

The results and the source code must have free licenses that allow access and dissemination of the knowledge produced during the workshop.

Open call for collaborations

Do you want to sign up for the workshop simply to work on one of the projects? The call for collaborations is open until Saturday 16 March 2019 although the projects that have been selected are announced on Monday 14 January 2019.

It is not mandatory but it is highly recommended to have an account at MedialabPrado website to start working with the projects selected through its website of the workshop. You can join at

Type of call
Reception of proposals
Deadline January 9 2019 11:59 PM UTC+1
A maximum number of
6 proposals