Aimee Stanton is a data reporter at NationalWorld. From freelance to features and now data driven investigations, she has worked in a wide range of positions over the years.
She wanted to be a journalist to give a voice to people often unheard in society and as a result her career has taken her everywhere from refugee detention centres to meeting the stars of Germany’s indie cinema scene. She loves meeting new people and telling their stories.
Aimee has worked for the company since 2015 and in 2019 was seconded to the BBC’s Shared Data Unit in Birmingham where she was trained in data journalism. It was here where she was taught how to find a story behind the numbers.
Since her secondment Aimee has worked on data driven investigations for all National World titles but primarily works for NationalWorld.com.
She was joint winner of Data Journalist of the Year at the Society of Editors' Regional Press Awards for 2019 (which she is still surprised about) and also Highly Commended in the Regional Journalism category at the Royal Statistical Society's Award for Statistical Excellence in Journalism 2020.
She covers a wide range of topics in her role but has a particular interest in the environment and foreign affairs. She lives in Edinburgh.