Helena is interested in digging deep into all kinds of datasets to find the relevant story.

She has been researching trends and players on the European housing market for years using data to explain the recents developments. During her time at Tagesspiegel she has been awarded the German Reporter Prize two times for her work in various projects, as well as the Data Journalism Award 2020 (now Sigma Award), the Ernst Schneider Prize 2020 and the European Press Prize 2022. 

Helena studied science journalism at Hochschule Darmstadt and Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University, New Jersey. She has a Masters degree in history of science and technology from Technische Universität Berlin.

Photo: Tagesspiegel/Nassim Rad

Helena Wittlich/ Tagesspiegel / Nassim Rad

Basic information

Helena Wittlich
Data journalist
Data journalism

Supported projects

Ground Control: Investigating Land ownership in European capitals

  • Corruption
  • Social affairs

EUROPE - Affordable housing is becoming scarce in European cities. 

Gaby Khazalová