The Guardian hires Tweetminster co-founder Alberto Nardelli as data editor

Tweetminster co-founder and CEO Alberto Nardelli is joining the Guardian as data editor.

Nardelli co-founded Tweetminster in 2008, which was designed to help people find MPs on Twitter. It has since grown into a technology and news company compiling data and trending topics in politics, media and business.

He spent that last two years running Tweetminster’s @electionista live feed service of global news and opinion poll data.

Nardelli will report to Janine Gibson, incoming editor in chief of theguardian.com, who said: “With a UK general election less than a year away, Alberto’s expertise in political data storytelling will help ensure the Guardian remains at the forefront of data journalism.”

Nardelli added: “The Guardian pioneered data journalism, and I’m thrilled by the prospect of working with some of the most talented names in journalism to build world class data-driven storytelling and new formats to cover global news event.”

He will begin the role in September and replaces former data editor James Ball.

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