Julius Troeger, Berlin-based Journalist


Selected work (German)


2016
Germany’s greenest cities
Sports hall, hotel, container – the differences in the living conditions of refugees in Berlin
Cycle path check for Berlin’s streets
Where Berliners really come from

2015
Berlin’s new skyline
On the road to unification
Noise map – how loud is it at your front door 
Where Germany is receiving refugees 
Ten of 800,000 
Where the population of Europe is growing – and where it’s declining 
My end of war experience in Berlin 
Berlin - 1945 and today 
Real property – where you can afford to buy in Berlin 
Is the BER finished yet? 
How measles has spread in Berlin’s districts 
The rapid increase of rents in Berlin’s districts 
M29 – Berlin’s bus route of contrasts 

2014
The unseen – life on Berlin’s streets 
New and native Berliners – who came, who went and who lives here today 
The scar of the city 
Berlin football map – how Hertha and Union divide the capital city 
Crime in Berlin – how dangerous is your district 
World Cup 2014 – these 736 players aspire to be World Champions 
Where the particulate values are highest in Berlin 
The 2014 European election – all votes from the 529 Berlin electorates 
Tempelhofer Feld – all votes, all districts 
Tempelhofer Feld – what is to be built, and where 
Where aircraft fly too low in Berlin 
Why MPs resign from Federal Parliament early 
Where you can afford to live in Berlin 
Wir sind die Roboter - interactive homage to Kraftwerk 
Refuge Oranienplatz – portraits of the residents of the Berlin refugee camp 

2013
The federal election results of all 1,709 Berlin polling stations 
Eye contact with Berlin’s top candidates 
The political parties of Berlin in figures 
The interactive ballot for Berlin 
The body language of the candidates for the chancellorship analysed in animated GIFs
Sabine Lisicki – the path to the Wimbledon final 
Interactive analysis of Barack Obama’s speech in Berlin 
Berlin-Brandenburg flight path radar 
Where the Berlinale films come from 

2012
How Berlin MPs use Twitter 
Video gallery of the Festival of Lights 
Berlin’s 47 at the Olympics 

2011
Whispered jokes in the GDR – protest behind closed doors 
The 149 politicians of the 17th Berlin Parliament 
Interactive map of the Berlin parliamentary elections
Portrait series: Ich bin ein Berliner 
Crime in Berlin underground stations 

2010
Video series 50 Menschen eine Frage, Berliner Morgenpost

Awards and Nominations


2016
Grimme Online Award
German Local Journalist Award, Data Journalism category
Data Journalism Awards, News Data App of the Year category, shortlist
Nannen Award, Web Reporting category
European Newspaper Awards, three awards
Art Directors Club competition, Bronze Nail
Malofiej International Infographics Award, Bronze Medal
SND Best of Digital Design, two Awards of Excellence
Hansel Mieth Award, Digital, nomination
German Design Award - Editorial category

2015
German Reporter Prize, Data Journalism category 
Information is Beautiful Awards, Best Team 
dpa Infografik Award, Interactive category, 1st place 
Lead Awards, Best Web Feature category, Bronze 
Art Directors Club Competition, awards in two categories
European Newspaper Awards, three awards 
Acatech Journalist Award, nomination 
Online Journalism Awards, finalist in two categories 
Data Journalism Awards, Special Citation 
Grimme Online Award, nomination 
Hansel Mieth Award, Digital, 1st place 
European Digital Media Awards, Best Use of Online Video, Special Mention 
INMA Award, Best Idea to Grow Digital Audience or Engagement, 1st place 
Malofiej International Infographics Award, Silver Medal
SND Best of News Design, five Awards of Excellence 
SND Best of Digital Design, Silver Medal, four Awards of Excellence 

2014
Journalist of the Year, Regional Reporter category 
German Reporter Prize, Web Reporting category 
dpa Infografik Award, Interactive category, 1st and 3rd place 
European Newspaper Award, four awards 
Information is Beautiful Awards, Interactive category, shortlist 
Art Directors Club Competition, newspaper digital category
Data Journalism Awards, Data Visualization category, shortlist 
Malofiej International Infographics Award, Silver and Bronze Medals 
SND Best of Digital Design, Award of Excellence 
SND Best of News Design, Award of Excellence 

2013
dpa Infografik Award, Interactive category, 3rd place 
Information is Beautiful Awards, Interactive category, longlist 
On.Line Media Award, Classic Media category, 2nd place
European Newspaper Award, two awards 
FOSS4G Opening up the Map Award, Best Web Map Application category, 2nd place 
Best in Big Data Award, Big Data Project, Audience Award 
Data Journalism Awards, Data Storytelling, shortlist 

2012
European Newspaper Award, Data Journalism category 
German Reporter Prize, Web Reporting category, nomination 
dpa Infografik Award, Interactive category 
Medium Magazin Top 30 under 30, Best Up-and-Coming Journalists in Germany 
Online Journalism Awards, Non-English Projects category, finalist 
Axel Springer Prize, Internet category, 1st place 
Data Journalism Awards, Data-driven Apps Local/Regional category, Shortlist 
Open Data Competition - Apps for Germany, 2nd place 

2011
German Web Video Award, Audience Award 

Selected Presentations and Workshops

Mobile Interactives - From Design to Storytelling, News Impact Summit, Doha/Qatar
How to succeed with data maps, Datenlabor, Dortmund 
Data journalism and interactive teams, Anifer Journalismustage, Salzburg/Austria 
What is good data journalism? Netzwerk Recherche, Hamburg 
Multimedia and data journalism at the local level, Reporter-Forum, Hamburg 
The making of Tempelhofer Feld – what is to be built, and where, OK-Festival, Berlin 
How to use databases and APIs for research, Recherche Lab, Cologne 
Use public data, protect private data. Workshop, Federal Cultural Foundation, Berlin 
Monitoring air traffic with data - 10 lessons learned, Media Dialogue, Buenos Aires/Argentina 
"Nerd Journalism”: introductory speech for the DJV Besser Online panel, Mainz 
The making of the flight path radar: presentation at Hacks/Hackers #10, Berlin 
Hypervideo, HTML5, Popcorn: How videos are becoming first class citizens of the web, Videocamp, Berlin 
Election data in interactive maps, data journalism expert conference, Netzwerk Recherche, Hamburg 

Selected Portraits and Interviews


"Small screens, full art, can’t lose" by Shan Wang (Nieman Lab)
"Nerds in the newsroom" (Medium Magazin title story) by Jens Twiehaus 
"Data delight" by Sarah Nalazek 
"Interview with data journalist Julius Tröger" by Lorenz Matzat 
"Hot for data" by Sarah Klößer 
"You can pick it all up by yourself" by Christian Jakubetz 
"How Julius Tröger is discovering and getting to know the journalist world of the future" by Bülend Ürük 

Blog

Digital transformation in the newsroom 

Contact

julius (at) digitalerwandel (dot) de
@juliustroeger