On Thursday the Swedish public broadcaster SVT launched a new exciting platform called SVT Pejl. It describes itself as a news blog producing journalism based on stats, facts and numbers. “Our ambition is to explain current events and make numbers and facts available in an accessible way”, writes Kristofer Sjöholm who is the leader of the project.

The presentation of the blog features an interview with Simon Rogers of Guardian’s Data blog. And this is clearly where the inspiration comes from. This is the Data blog of Sweden.

If you know some Swedish it is well worth taking a look at this introductory video explaining what data-driven journalism and SVT Pejl is. [Read more…]