Researching stories online
Madrid-based El Confidencial is a digital native newspaper that has earned a reputation for independent, investigative journalism. Since 2001, the publication has engaged readers with news stories covering politics, finance, the economy, and society, as well as Spain’s leaders and other newsmakers. In 2023, they were named a runner-up for a European Press Prize for innovation for an interactive story on the history of Madrid’s wealthy Salamanca neighborhood.
“Defending the right of citizens to know the truth” is at the heart of their mission.
Researching stories online, however, can be a daunting task for hard-working journalists. With so much information posted by media outlets and other sources, finding accurate and relevant information can be time consuming and frustrating.
“The [key] to our success is our focus on journalism,” says Chief Data Officer Ramón Pintado. “Journalists need official sources to do the job. With the different kinds of sources — [websites], social networks, video, audio, and text — and the volume of information out there, it’s difficult to evaluate the veracity [of them] and do a good job.”