[School-of-data] A call for journalists to enhance global data literacy
nika at infogr.am
Wed Nov 5 13:39:55 UTC 2014
Thank you, Friedrich
I will start with answering the second question so it makes clear the first
Infogram.org is a non-profit initiative (note the difference from
organisation). It doesn't state to be independent. It's rather a base for
Infogr.am's social mission to enhance data literacy world wide.
Infogr.am is a service that is widely used (1,3M people across the world).
It enables people to create infographics, but the tool is not a solution.
Do you agree? Therefore Infogr.am takes responsibility to enhance data
literacy (ability to "read" and "write" data) and asks people to help in
enhancing it. We have developed some formats that teaches data literacy
(not advertises Infogr.am). These are universal principles that could be
applied regardless of a tool.
Fredrich, if you believe in the importance of data literacy as a critically
essential skill in the age of information, you are welcome to apply.
I hope it answers your questions.
On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 2:56 PM, Andrea Nelson Mauro | Dataninja.it <
nelsonmau at dataninja.it> wrote:
> +1 for Friedrich
> 2014-11-05 13:50 GMT+01:00 Friedrich Lindenberg <
> friedrich.lindenberg at okfn.org>:
>> 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:
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