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.

CBC/Radio-Canada2015-presentData journalist
  • Data journalist part of a national investigative team
  • Previously: data journalist at Radio-Canada's multi-platform team
University of OttawaPresentPart-time professor of journalism

I teach the advanced digital journalism course (JOU4100)

Montreal Gazette2005-2015Various 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
University of King's College2003-2004Halifax, N.S.

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

McGill University1998-2002Montreal, Que.

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

American International School of Budapest1993-1998Budapest, Hungary

International Baccalaureate (I.B.) degree

Core skills
Data analysisExcel, Python pandas, SQL
Data cleaningOpenRefine, Data Wrangler, regex scripting
Data visualizationTableau, D3 libraries, various online chart tools
GIS and mappingArcMap, QGIS, TileMill/MapBox, Google Fusion Tables
PythonGeneral scripting and web scraping
Web development and designHTML/CSS/jQueryEssential JavaScript
Writing and reportingStrong command of the English language
TeacherExperience 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