Laurence Dierickx

Journalist & Developer, Freelance


Journalist & Developer



Laurence Dierickx is a freelance journalist and developer based in Belgium, working as professional for more than fifteen years. She collaborates with small newsrooms in her native country as well as for an independent media in Burundi, Iwacu. She designs news information websites, news applications that automated data for an investigative purpose and she develops storytelling tools for journalists. She teaches datajournalism and multimedia storytelling at the IUT of Lannion (Rennes University, France). She is also PhD student at the Brussels’ University (ULB), where she is researching about the relationships between journalists and algorithmic programs through the lens of uses. Her approach is transdisciplinary and shaped by her hybrid professional background.