Winny de Jong

Data journalist Winny de Jong (1988) works at the Dutch public news broadcast NOS. She is recognised as an insightful and original voice on data-driven journalism. Her celebrated talks and teachings have put many on the path of data literacy and data-driven investigative reporting. However, Winny believes everything that truly matters – in a story, in journalism and in life at large – not to fit in a dataset.

She also thinks life is not a pizza. Therefore she created open online courses like Python for Journalists, to share and multiply both knowledge and fun. Winny is also the publisher of a popular, weekly e-mail newsletter on all things data journalism called Learn more at or by following her on Twitter.

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