Roberto Rocha
Data journalist and educator

I'm an investigative data journalist at CBC. In addition to getting, cleaning and analyzing data, I craft engaging stories from them using a variety of visualization tools.

Experience
CBC/Radio-Canada
2015-present
Data journalist
  • Data journalist part of a national investigative team
  • Previously: data journalist at Radio-Canada's multi-platform team
University of Ottawa
Present
Part-time professor of journalism

I teach the advanced digital journalism course (JOU4100)

Montreal Gazette
2005-2015
Various roles

I've held a number of reporting and editing positions in 10 years at this major metropolitan daily.

  • General city reporter
  • Tech and telecom business reporter
  • Multimedia journalist
  • Interactives editor
  • Data journalist
Education
University of King's College
2003-2004
Halifax, N.S.

1-year Bachelor of Journalism (B.J.)

McGill University
1998-2002
Montreal, Que.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English with focus on Cultural Studies Minor in Biology

American International School of Budapest
1993-1998
Budapest, Hungary

International Baccalaureate (I.B.) degree

Core skills
Data analysis
Excel, Python pandas, SQL
Data cleaning
OpenRefine, Data Wrangler, regex scripting
Data visualization
Tableau, D3 libraries, various online chart tools
GIS and mapping
ArcMap, QGIS, TileMill/MapBox, Google Fusion Tables
Python
General scripting and web scraping
Web development and design
HTML/CSS/jQueryEssential JavaScript
Writing and reporting
Strong command of the English language
Teacher
Experience teaching classes and workshops on various aspects of digital journalism. I have taught or currently teach for:- University of Ottawa- Boston University- NICAR- Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec