Elisabetta Tola is an Italian journalist and science communicator.

She lectures data journalism, science communication and multimedia at the Masters in Science Communication at Sissa, Trieste, and other journalism schools.

Co-founder of the science communication agency Formicablu, radio presenter of the daily science programme Radio3Scienza on RAI Radio 3 and of the weekly tech&digital innovation programme Pensatech at Radio Città del Capo, Elisabetta is also a freelance contributor for Italy, RaiExpo, L’Espresso and other science&tech media and for the Italian publisher Zanichelli.

She is a co-founder of the iData research project, of the Hacks&Hackers Italian chapter, and founder of datajournalism.it, a web lab for data-driven stories and tutorials.

Elisabetta is the author of Seedversity.org, a crossmedial on-going project on agro-biodiversity in collaboration with Rai Radio3Scienza and Wired Italy and supported by an Innovation and Development Reporting grant of the European Journalism Center. Since October 2015 she is a media training specialist for Italy with the Google News Lab.

Basic information

Elisabetta Tola
Data journalism, science

Supported projects

The nuclear waste on the shaky ground

  • Environment
  • Politics

Nuclear waste in Croatia and Italy - this is the story of public interest and irresponsible politics.

Refugees: The Risk of Using Language as a Passport

  • Migration
  • Science

After crossing seas and walls, some asylum seeker arriving in Europe have to cross one more wired fence: one made of words.

Hearing Voices

  • Human Rights
  • Science

MADRID - What does the voice of a person reveal about his or her identity? Is it like DNA or fingerprint? How does the brain interpret voices? Are computers better than humans at doing it? Dozens of controversial judicial cases ring the alarm on the misuse of voices in courts.