Here at Volt we do a lot of things with data. From a standard news agency to business research, we are building a new kind of journalism company in Brazil.
Here are some of the things were are working on:
Volt will offer* a traditional format newswire featuring data-driven stories for less than the price of a freelancer reporter a month, helping small and mid-sized newsrooms in Brazil access advanced data analysis and data visualization.
Every week, our journalists will deliver a different, original take over the most hot topics happening in Brazil.
We will also produce special reports and graphics over the month
Our clients will have access to all of our archives, codes, tables, graphics, maps and data sources we use for our stories, so they can offer different approaches as they see fit.
*The service will debut in the second half of 2016.
Volt already offers on demand reporting for news companies and NGOs who want exclusive editorial stories, graphics and analysis.Clients and partners include fact-checking project Aos Fatos and data transparency NGO Open Knowledge Brazil
Prices and duration vary according to the project and demand.
Journalism is changing around the world, and journalists are changing with it.
To help in this transition, Volt offers affordable training for journalists and communications officers regarding web programming, data journalism, data visualization, mapping and other capacitation courses about technology applied to modern newsrooms.
Approval rate of our past students is almost 100%, according to feedback provided after the end of courses.
We already held training sessions in São Paulo and Curitiba, and plan to expand to more cities in the country.
Data-driven journalism has grown among journalists all over the world in the past few years, with increasing adoption in digital newsrooms, NGOs and even among freelancer.
Volt provides consulting services to companies and non-profits about best practices, lastest trends and tools and business regarding data journalism.
We can help you with a range of things: from how to best use data resources in your projects and workshops until ideas for the creation of a data team in your newsroom.