Hello World!|

I’m Benedict. Living in Munich, Germany.

Currently, I am working as a data journalist and digital journalism trainee at the SĂŒddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s leading daily.

I care a lot about making data accessible and digging deep into big datasets to find exiting stories for our readers. And I love to make stories shine – with great visuals.

Before starting work I studied political science in a master’s degree at LMU Munich – and wrote my master’s thesis about open data in German municipalities.

From time to time I still do podcasts for the SZ and small radio pieces for BR PULS – sometimes I even win something.

How I work

As I data journalist I mainly use R and Python with all different sorts of packages. Sometimes I use Shiny or Javascript to build apps. And of course I do a lot of HTML and CSS – to build websites or to scrape the web 😉

You can find a more detailed list on my LinkedIn-Account.

Here are some of my skills:


Programming:

R

90% Complete
Tidyverse
85% Complete
Shiny
75% Complete

Python

50% Complete
Beautiful Soup
70% Complete

HTML + CSS

90% Complete

Javascript

30% Complete
Node.js
20% Complete
jQuery
45% Complete

Other tools:

Gimp

75% Complete

Inkscape

65% Complete

Google Docs

95% Complete

Excel

90% Complete