[ddj] LIVE WEBCAST 7/30: Data Journalism and Policymaking
justinarenstein at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 10:02:33 UTC 2014
There's actually a growing & vibrant data journalist community in Africa,
including in West Africa. You might want to join
https://www.facebook.com/HacksHackersAfrica to find fellow enthusiasts in
your region. If there isn't a local chapter, help launch one. Other
chapters meet monthly, to share skills & to collaborate on projects.
https://www.facebook.com/CodeForAfrica also has 'labs' and dev teams in
five African countries, which embed technologists into newsrooms. There
isn't one yet in Togo, but the Ghana & Nigeria hubs would be happy to
collaborate or invite you to their events. You can see the kinds of things
they build on https://github.com/CodeForAfrica and
And, you should keep an eye on https://www.facebook.com/NewsChallenge (and
its sister programmes like https://www.facebook.com/AfricanStoryChallenge
and the AMI Sandbox Fund). They collectively award over $1m per year in
grants for African data & digital journalism projects. The 2014 call for
ANIC proposals is due to go live soon.
ANCIR (https://www.facebook.com/AfricaInvestigated) also regularly offers
grants for data-driven investigative reporting, and the African team on
http://investigativedashboard.org/ helps newsrooms do deep data dives.
Hope this helps!
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> > *From:* Kodjo PRO AVULETEY [avkodjopro at gmail.com]
> > *Sent:* 29 July 2014 17:21
> > *To:* List about Data Driven Journalism and Open Data in Journalism.
> > *Subject:* Re: [ddj] LIVE WEBCAST 7/30: Data Journalism and Policymaking:
> > A Changing Landscape
> > Hello,
> > Unfortunately we are so far from Washington. We african journalists need
> > such oppotunities to master our interest in datajournalism. We hope one
> > such workshops will comme near to us.
> > Greetings.
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> > 2014-07-29 18:01 GMT+04:30 Lea Shanley <lashanley at gmail.com>:
> >> What is data journalism? Why does it matter? How has the maturing
> >> field of data science changed the direction of journalism and global
> >> investigative
> >> reporting? Our speakers will discuss the implications for policymakers
> >> institutional accountability, and how the balance of power in
> >> gathering is shifting worldwide, with implications for decision-making
> >> open government.
> >> *Wednesday, July 30th, 10:00am- 12:00pm, EDT*
> >> 5th Floor Conference Room, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC
> >> *RSVP HERE*
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> >> * WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST HERE*
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> >> Tweet your questions @STIPcommonslab
> >> Follow the event on twitter #datajournalism
> >> *Read the report Art and Science of Data Journalism here
> >> <http://towcenter.org/art-science-data-driven-journalism/>.*
> >> Speakers:
> >> Kalev H. Leetaru is a is the 2013-2014 Yahoo! Fellow at Georgetown
> >> University, a Council Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda
> >> Council on the Future of Government, and a Foreign Policy Magazine Top
> >> Global Thinker of 2013. For nearly 20 years he has been studying the web
> >> and building systems to interact with and understand the way it is
> >> reshaping our global society, and his work has been featured in the
> >> of over 100 nations and fundamentally changed how we think about
> >> information at scale and how the ?big data? revolution is changing our
> >> ability to understand our global collective consciousness.
> >> Alexander B Howard is a writer and editor based in Washington, DC.
> >> is a columnist at TechRepublic and founder of E Pluribus Unum, a blog
> >> focused on open government and technology. Previously, he was a fellow
> >> the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, the Ash
> >> Center at Harvard University, the Washington Correspondent for O?Reilly
> >> Media, and an associate editor at SearchCompliance.com and WhatIs.com.
> >> Moderator:
> >> Louise Lief is a journalist and media educator. From 1998 to 2012 she
> >> the deputy director of the International Reporting Project (IRP) at the
> >> Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She
> >> designed and directed programs and launched initiatives to engage
> >> reporters
> >> and editors in a wide range of issues, and to explore how technological
> >> change impacts international newsgathering. Previously, she was a
> >> diplomatic correspondent and senior editor for U.S. News and World
> >> and a journalist overseas based in Europe and the Middle East,
> >> contributing
> >> to a variety of news organizations, including the New York Times, CBS
> >> ?60 Minutes,? The Christian Science Monitor, and many others.
> >> *The Wilson Center*
> >> Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
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> >> Washington, DC
> >> Directions: *http://www.wilsoncenter.org/directions
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> >> Lea Shanley
> >> Director, Commons Lab
> >> Science and Technology Innovation Program
> >> Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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