The Guardian has named Tweetminster co-founder Alberto Nardelli as its new data editor.
Nardelli will start in September and replaces James Ball, who is now special projects editor. It is a first full-time journalism role for Nardelli, who was chief editor of Cafebabel.com when he was an undergraduate in Italy.
He was chief executive of the website Unltdworld.com from 2008 to 2011
Tweetminster “follows thousands of influential social media voices in politics, media, business and sport to identify the most relevant topics shaping world events and package them with data to tell compelling stories", according to The Guardian.
Working under Guardian deputy editor and incoming website editor-in-chief Janine Gibson, Nardelli will work on data-driven stories and projects for the website, Guardian and Observer.
The Guardian said he will also oversee its Datastore website and “create new editorial innovations to advance Guardian News & Media’s digital storytelling”.
— Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) July 3, 2014
Nardelli said: "The Guardian is one of the few global news organisations that still comprehensively focuses and invests in international news, and never has there been a more exciting time to join a news organisation.
“The Guardian pioneered data journalism, and I’m thrilled by the prospect of working with some of the most talented names in journalism to build world class data-driven storytelling and new formats to cover global news events.”
Gibson said: “With a UK general election less than a year away, Alberto’s expertise in political data storytelling will help ensure the Guardian remains at the forefront of data journalism. We can’t wait for him to join us in September.”