[School-of-data] A call for journalists to enhance global data literacy

Friedrich Lindenberg friedrich.lindenberg at okfn.org
Wed Nov 5 12:50:03 UTC 2014


This sounds interesting, two questions:

1) How is being an "Infogram Ambassador" different from doing free
advertising for the company in exchange for a swag bag?

2) How is infogram.org a non-profit if it engages in advertising for its
commercial parent company?

I feel like you're co-opting the language of advocacy for advertising,
which might be doing a disservice to data communities (like School of

Best wishes,

- Friedrich

On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 1:55 PM, Nika Aleksejeva <nika at infogr.am> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I'm happy to share some good news. Infogr.am - a popular data
> vizualization service - have launched Infogram.org
> <http://www.infogram.org/>- a global non-profit initiative with the goal
> to enhance data literacy.
> It calls for data-driven journalists
> <http://www.infogram.org/infogramorg-announcements/2014/11/5/call-for-journalists-activists-communication-officers-and-educators-to-join-its-ambassador-program> around
> the globe to join Infogr.am Ambassador program and share the essentials of
> data literacy while hosting workshops and webinars for local journalist
> communities. Learn more about it here:
> http://www.infogram.org/ambassador-program-details-and-application
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