FHWien der WKW

Academic Expert for Data Journalism

  • Academic Expert for Data Journalism
  • Extra occupational
  • German
  • 2 semesters
  • Vienna
  • 20 places

With the only academic training program on data journalism in the German-speaking world, editors will become sought-after experts in the fields of digital research, data analysis, visualisation and interactive format development.


  • Only academic training program in the German-speaking world that teaches programming for journalistic applications.
  • Specializations in investigative research with modern digital methods, e.g. open source intelligence and AI tools
  • Develop social, communicative and entrepreneurial skills, such as format development, project management in diverse teams and communication with users.
  • Multi-media and cross-media project work with experienced teachers from the industry on current journalistic topics.

Focus & Qualifications

Designed for experienced journalists and editors, the course combines journalistic storytelling, data analysis and applied informatics with modern media and project management. Graduates will be able to

  • demonstrate knowledge of the functionalities, formats and production conditions of digital journalism;
  • develop digital formats and storytelling for data journalism topics;
  • lead data journalism projects in small or large teams;
  • work in newsrooms at the intersection of journalism, graphics and IT departments;
  • use digital technologies for journalism in an economically, legally, ethically and critically informed way.

Entry requirements

- completion of secondary school or apprenticeship training,
- at least two years of relevant professional experience (incl. internships and traineeships)
- as well as very good knowledge of German (native speaker or C1 level).


Application mode:

Appointment for the admissions process:

Admission procedure:
Send all documents (letter of motivation, résumé, certificates) to weiterbildung@fh-wien.ac.at

Start of studies:
February 2024

Study information days:
Dates on the website: https://www.fh-wien.ac.at/en/?cat=161&post_type=event#start

Tuition fee:
€ 9,400 for the whole Academic Expert program (2 semesters)

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