Groundbreaking research project, in partnership with the Institute for the Development of Journalism (Projor), to map all journalistic ventures in Brazil, with focus on local journalism.
The research, the first of its kind in Brazil, aims at providing information and statistical insights for academics, entrepreneurs and policy makers, in order to promote the development of a better environment for small and mid-sized news organizations in the country.
Landing page in English.
Special investigation for the Brazilian magazine piauí, diving into changes made in Wikipedia to polish the image of politics and remove references on corruption and questionable behavior. Volt did the research, wrote the story and develop the visuals.
In English (adapted in Google Docs). See original publication here.
Volt produced a special report with our partners at fact-checking website Aos Fatos about the state of the economy in Brazil. We did the graphics, the research, the design and the text.
This is an on-demand project made for the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, in which we researched, developed the methodology and created a small interactive database about media companies based in New York City.
The project is still in beta mode, but all data and code are already available.
Volt was hired by the NGO Observatório de Favelas, which assists poor communities in Rio de Janeiro, to implement a simple publishing platform for their project to map community journalism in Brazil.
We implemented the code and visuals behind the map, while savvy and bright young journalists did the content.
This project is available only in Portuguese.
In 2015, Volt started to track, compile and visualize the layoffs of Brazilian journalists. Before this project, there was no measurement or data about this, and our project became a big reference in this segment.
Passaralhos is the Portuguese jargon used to describe layoffs of journalists.
For now, this project is available only in Portuguese.
Prego! is a quick reference guide compiling numerous tools to manipulate, analyze, visualize and read data.
It is meant to be a simple, easy website where people come to look for resources and tools to create data journalism-related or other kind of projects.
This is a new approach in the media market. Beyond the quality of their work, Volt relies on a high level of technical expertise and journalism standards. - MIGUEL PAZ, Director, Poderopedia
Volt has made Aos Fatos a more innovative, accessible project. Its contribution to the growth of our platform is extremely important. - TAI NALON, Director, Aos Fatos
"The great thing about working with Volt is that they take the process of developing data visualizations— which can be complex, costly, slow and exhausting—and make it efficient, cost-effective, quick and interesting. We found Volt to be a smart partner to select for efficient, reasonably-priced, high-quality work." - JEREMY CAPLAN, Director, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism