Data and design that makes a difference
We work with newsrooms, non-profits and businesses to help them find and tell stories with data. With a team of data journalists, designers, developers and trainers we can help with data analysis, visualisation, training and consulting.
How can we help you?
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Learn With Us
Learn to collect, manage, analyse and visualise data. We offer short in-person workshops as well as longer courses, both in-person and online. We teach journalists and anyone else who needs to communicate with data.
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Chart Design
We offer free and premium data and chart services to newsrooms, NGOs and businesses. Use our free charts in your work, order your own charts or speak to us about custom data analysis and visualisation.
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Stretch Your Mind
Subscribe to The Outlier, our flagship newsletter, to read our data-driven stories and to Data Bites, for our take on media & tech. Play our unique daily cryptic crossword clue game Cluedle and our weekly news quiz.
Our brands
Partners & clients
Shuttleworth Foundation
South Africa Media Innovation Program
Wits Radio Academy
Quote this Woman+
Health-E News
Africa Data Hub
Daily Maverick
Discovery Foundation
Wits Journalism
Women First
of the team are women
national and international data awards
Skills Development
data journalists trained
What others say
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Media Hack Collective was the platform that started me out on the data journalism journey for which I’m ever grateful.At first, I was clueless but with time and practice I had to start trying my hands on it and now I’m getting better. I hope to continue using data in my storytelling.
Vivian Chime
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@mediahackza appreciation tweet πŸ™ŒπŸΏπŸ™ŒπŸΏπŸ™ŒπŸΏ.Seven months after MHC Data Masterclass, a gradual transition into becoming a Data Journalist is in process.
Shehu Bello Olayinka
The International Centre for Investigative Reporting
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What advice would I give to journalists starting out with data-driven journalism? I would say, listen to the people at Media Hack.
Ethan Van Diemen
Daily Maverick'
South Africa
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I will forever be grateful to the guys at @mediahackza for teaching me how to clean up the numbers and finding a story in them. Thank you so much for all the lessons. It is paying off now. #DataJournalism.
Ezekiel Kekana
EW Blog
South Africa