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State of Data Journalism 2023 results



In 2023, 49% of respondents identified as men, 48% as women, 1% as non-binary / genderqueer, and 1% preferred not to answer. The near parity between male and female respondents marks a significant shift from 2022, reflecting a progressive gender balance in the industry.


Over 69% of respondents are younger than 44 years of age, compared to 60% in 2022. The largest group (33%) is aged between 25-34. Compared to previous years, the distribution has shifted in favour of younger cohorts. The younger age trend, with a notable increase from 2022, suggests a dynamic industry attracting emerging talent. Across gender, the largest age group is the same (25-34). However, it is much higher for non-binary/genderqueer respondents and female respondents than for men. This implies that there is a diverse gender representation in younger cohorts, while older age groups have an overrepresentation of men.

Country of work

The United States has the highest share of people in data journalism (8%). This is followed by Italy (7%) Germany (6%), the United Kingdom (5%), and Russia (5%). Compared to previous years, the US dominance is lessening, indicating a geographical diversification in data journalism. Regionally, Brazil has the highest response rate for a Latin American country (1%). In Africa, the countries with the highest number of respondents include Nigeria (4%) and Kenya (3%).

Amongst countries with a minimum of 10 respondents, Pakistan has the highest share of men at 94%. On the opposite spectrum, Poland's respondents are 89% female. Canada tops the ranking for non-binary/genderqueer people (14% of country respondents), followed by Czechia (12%). These trends highlight diverse gender dynamics in data journalism across different regions.


Master’s degrees are the most common type of education completed by people in data journalism (46%). Like in previous years, women tend to be the most highly educated, with 59% having obtained a Master's degree or PhD (against 54% in the overall data set). The high educational level, especially among women, suggests an increasingly skilled workforce, potentially driving the industry towards more sophisticated and diverse journalistic practices.

Regardless of the type of degree, Arts and Humanities are by far the largest disciplines in which data journalists specialise. Doctoral degrees have a higher share of Social Sciences (26%) graduates, while more Master's are pursued in Business, Finance, or Law (8%). On the other hand, Professional Degrees are very rarely pursued in the Social Sciences (9%) and otherwise show a very high proportion of Formal Sciences or “Other” (13% respectively).

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