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Company: Wired Italy
Title: Data & business editor
Fields of operation: Media, Journalist
Full time reporter since 1997, Guido Romeo is data and business editor at Wired Italy and co-founder of Diritto Di Sapere (Your Right To Know) a non profit organization advocating an Italian Foia. As a journalist, he has started Wired's data driven journalism team in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Data Journalism Awards for Wired's investigation on mortality in Italian hospitals. From 2006 to 2010 he contributed regularly to "Il Sole 24Ore", the main Italian business daily, "Vogue Italy" and "Focus". Graduated from the University of Bologna, he holds a degree in journalism from the Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme in Lille, France and a masters in communications. In 2004 he has been Armenise-Harvard science-writer fellow at the Harvard School of Medicine and winner of the Astra Zeneca award for science communication. In 2007 he has been assigned the Piero Piazzano science and environment reporting award; the Ordine dei Giornalisti (Italian national journalist guild) fellowship for reporting on African affairs and the Amundsen prize for coverage of Climate change (www.wfsj.org). In 2009 he has been awarded the Voltolino, Italy’s most prominent prize for science reporting. For “Nòva24-Il Sole24Ore” he manages “Città illuminate” (i.e.: enlightened cities) a series of reports and conferences on development and growth in urban centers investing in innovation and creativity. On “Radio24” he is producer and co-host of “NòvaLab24”, the daily emission on research, innovation and creativity. For Ahref Foundation (www.ahref.eu) he coordinates the iData project for the development of data journalism in Italy (http://tiny.cc/idata). In 2013 Guido has been appointend member of the National commission of statistics users by Istat's president. Blog: guidoromeo.com Specialties: Journalism, data journalism and coverage of innovation,creativity, technology, environment, energy with an enphasis on new and renewable sources, urban development and planning of innovation ecosystems.