Meet the Judges: Breaking News & Politics

Our judges have their finger on the pulse of what's happening across the world, from financial markets in China to anthropological research in Mexico and Latin America. Check out the accomplishments of our judges working in Politics & Breaking news below.

:: See the full list of our 2018 judges here, and get to know our judges in Data Design - Arts & Culture - Journalism & Media - Science & Technology - People & Places


Alan is a Data Visualisation Editor for the Financial Times, based in the UK. His FT Visual Vocabulary - freely downloadable - serves as a 'thought starter' on how to visualise data.

@theboysmithy | Web


Aleksey was the Gold winner in 2017 with 1812: When Napoleon Ventured East. He is the head of TASS Russia infographics studio and a teacher at the National Research University Higher School of Economics.

@novichkovnet | Web


Paola is a popular science writer, permanent searcher, and tirelessly curious individual based in Mexico.



Robert currently heads up Tax Justice UK, which campaigns for everyone in the UK to benefit from a fair and effective tax system. Before that he helped to set up the first permanent team for the Open Data Charter, a global collaboration between governments and experts on how to make government data widely available.

@robertnpalmer | Web


Editor-in-Chief, Prior to joining the Financial Times, Wang Feng worked for over 15 years for news organizations based in China, including the South China Morning Post and Reuters China. 

@ulywang | Web


Lisa is a blogger at Datawrapper, with previous experience in newsrooms such as Bloomberg, NPR, ZEIT Online & SPIEGEL. She organized the Data Vis Book Club, and co-hosts the Data Vis Meetup in Berlin.

@lisacrost | Web


Shirley is an independent software engineer specializing in data visualization. She combines her love of art, math, and code into colorful, interactive data visualizations. She was a Bronze and Gold winner in 2017 - with Every Line in Hamilton and Data Sketches in Twelve Installments.

@sxywu | Web


:: Check out our judges working in Arts & Culture - Journalism & Media - Science & Technology - Data Design - People & Places

:: Full list of 2018 judges

:: Brush shoulders with the winners at our New York ceremony Tuesday 4 December

:: See the 2017 winners

:: Delve into the 2018 Shortlist

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