Hej, I am Marie-Louise Timcke

I am studying Data Journalism at TU Dortmund and am data trainee at the Interactive Team of Berliner Morgenpost. Together with some fellow students I founded Journocode, an english website and tutorial platform for Data Journalism enthusiasts and a weekly meetup group in Dortmund where students gather to learn more about DDJ and improve their surrounding skillsets.

My strengths lie in structuring, cleaning, and analyzing data with the statistical programming language R but I am pushing myself to learn more every day by taking part in data visualization workshops, different Meetups and international Data Journalism conferences.

On this blog I am sharing my thoughts on Data Journalism and publish my own tutorials or projects. It’s mostly german but there are a few posts in english, too.


Interviews & Portraits

Medium Magazin 3/17 (german)

Studenten & Alumni – Institut für Journalistik TU Dortmund



20. June 2017
29. June 2017
04. July 2017 Kick-off of the OPEN! Minds Excellence Club, Ulm
06.-09. September 2017
08.+ 09. November 2017 Talk at the R-Kenntniss-Tage, Kassel


Talks, events & workshops

09. May 2017 Talk with Datajournalist Lorenz Matzat at the rbb TalkLab at re:publica, Berlin
03. May 2017 Talk about the data journalism workflow at Data Visualization Meet-up Berlin
27. – 31. March 2017 five-day workshop on the basics of data journalism with Journocode for the data team of Rheinische Post
12. June 2017 Guest speaker at datajournalism seminar, University of Leipzig
08. September 2016 short talk at MediaLab NRW at Ruhr Nachrichten, Dortmund.
10. – 12. June 2016 mentoring at Jugend hackt! Süd, Ulm.
04. June 2016 Lightningtalk „The case for collaborative data literacy“ at the DataHarvest Conference Mechelen, Belgium.
08. & 09. April 2016 coding workshop for women and girls at Hackday Niederrhein in Moers. You’ll find the data and notebooks here.
28. January 2016 Kick-off-Speech about Journocode at Correctiv in Essen


Short curriculum vitae

since March 2017 data journalism trainee at the interactive team of the Berliner Morgenpost
01. September – 31. October 2016 internship at Investigative/Data of Zeit Online
01. August – 31. August 2016 internship at the interactive team of the Berliner Morgenpost
15. February – 31. March 2016 internship at SRF Data in Zurich
October 2015 foundation of the group <journocode>
since October 2014 Science Journalism with a focus on Data Journalism at TU Dortmund
04. August – 19. September 2014 editorial internship at the local newspaper DIE GLOCKE in Warendorf
2012 – 2014 four semesters Life Science at the University of Konstanz
2003 – 2012 Mariengymnasium Warendorf, Abitur
1999 – 2003 primary school Josephsgrundschule Warendorf
November 1992 born in München