We help you to get and organize information from public data or different websites with scrapping.


We structure databases with information from multiple databases in multiple formats. Organization of information and standardization of variables.

Visualization apps

We create public data visualization applications so that your users can know and explore databases. We use the latest technologies in data visualization to communicate information.


We implement artificial intelligence algorithms to facilitate your work with data, from predictive algorithms to pattern recognition.

Web specials

We develop interactive web specials based on data. The specials have different visual components to guide your readers. See examples of our specials.

About us

Datasketch is a digital platform of investigative and data journalism. Our portal allows journalists, data scientists, social scientists and citizens in general to learn and consult on data visualizations, tools, software and in-depth research on various short-term issues. We have free data tools and different projects to bridge the gap between data and citizenship that facilitates the democratization of knowledge and a critical review of social realities based on information contrasts.

Our team

Juan Pablo Marín

Electronic engineer with a master's degree in computational statistics. Expert in data science with applications in multiple areas such as economics, hydrology and journalism.

Camila Achuri

Statistics and expert in R programming language. She has developed various applications of data visualization in mobility and open data subjects.

Juliana Galvis

Politologist and candidate for a Master in Digital Humanities. She is currently leading the development of the Who Is database, as well as supporting journalistic research and the creation of databases.

David Daza

Bachelor of Electronics. Expert in development of applications and websites with emphasis on data journalism and content management of multiple databases.

Verónica Toro

Anthropologist and researcher. Responsible for the management and organization of the data-community in Colombia and Latin America and provide support in journalistic investigations and the creation of databases.

Mariana Villamizar

Systems engineer and designer. Expert in user experience, data visualization and graphic communication. Feminist.


A new Data Journalism Handbook will be published in 2018!

June 28, 2017

The European Journalism Centre and the Google News Lab have decided to relaunch and update the Data Journalism Handbook, published in 2011. Calls for collaborations are opened!

The data’s role in every aspect of reporting has gained more significance in the last six years than in the past century. The rise of technologies and the use we have given them when telling stories has challenged journalists and the abilities they have to learn.

Having this in mind, the European Journalism Centre and the Google News Lab have decided to relaunch and update the Data Journalism Handbook, published in 2011.

This has been acclaimed to be the guidebook for data journalists learning, perfecting or just starting their craft.

The original Data Journalism Handbook was originally designed as a way to document the best practices of data journalism and teach how different teams did it. It is a key document in the history of data journalism, as important in its way as Philip Meyer’s 1970 classic Precision Journalism.

The new version will be launched in 2018 and it will be available in four languages as a free open-source download online and edited, like the original, by experts in the field Jonathan Gray and Liliana Bounegru.

On July 31st 2017, they will be opening a call for collaboration to solicit contributions. In 2018, authors and experts will join a Handbook Hack to create and edit content for the new edition.

To get notified about the call for collaboration and other updates, sign up here.

María Isabel Magaña

Journalist, Master in Investigative Journalism and #DataViz. Thus, I see data everywhere. Promoting transparency through

NewsLab launches courses you can make if you don't have time at all

June 25, 2017
NewsLab launches courses you can make if you don't have time at all