Elina Makri

General Manager

Elina Makri has worked as an independent, cross-border journalist and co-founder of media projects across Europe. Since 2014, she has worked closely with tech professionals on the creation of technological tools. She is the co-founder of Alpha + Omega, a data analysis platform to help math-challenged journalists and other professionals, as well as the co-founder of Oikomedia, a platform designed to help cross-border collaborations of media professionals.

Prior to joining the Democracy & Culture Foundation, she was a Marie Curie fellow working at the intersection of cognitive science and journalism, researching the role of conscious and unconscious mental processing in data journalism. She has conducted data investigations about water mismanagement as well as international migration.

Born in Athens, Elina studied law in France, international and European law in Belgium and has received training on data journalism and computational reporting at the Columbia Journalism School.

Elina Makri