Telling Stories with Data for Working Journalists
We live in the age of internet proliferation, where there is an abundance of data that are easily accessible to all at just a few clicks away. With rapid advancement of technology, there is greater digitization of data. However, data, in its crude form often lack coherence and context. Data without context can be meaningless and even intimidating at times. If handled without care and proper tools, data can be subject to misinterpretation and misunderstanding. This is where Data Journalism becomes the key.
In simple terms, Data Journalism means journalism done using data. The process of data journalism is not that simple. Data Journalism demands a new set of skills for searching, understanding and visualizing digital sources where basic skills in traditional journalism just are not enough. It is the use of Data Science tools to produce data-driven news stories.
Why Data Journalism?
Data means facts. The more the data, the more credibility it renders to the news story. Data can be used to provide deeper insights into what is happening around us and how it might affect us. It is also helps make a complex story more compelling. Using data also means less guesswork and dependence on your traditional sources. An example of creating stories with data, will be creating an insightful story on COVID-19 related deaths for publicly available data for example from www.healthdata.org
Journalists, story writers, investigative reporters, content creators, editors, data enthusiasts, media and communication professionals
Participants will be awarded a participation certificate from Digital University Kerala
Total 16 hours (10 hours of classroom sessions and 6 hours of hands-on training)
Classroom sessions, case discussions, and hands-on lab exercises
Experience sharing by experienced data journalists
How the training program will help?
The two days training program aims to equip journalists with skills such as data mining, data analytics, visualization etc that will enable them to tell their stories in an effective and informative manner. Our faculty members include experts from areas such as data analytics, machine learning, data journalism and coding. This short-duration training with hands-on exercises will provide a foundation for deeper learning into the vast area of data journalism, which is the latest and most discussed approach in news story telling.
This residential program consists of 16 hours spread across two days. On Day 1, the participants will be exposed to the techniques of data sourcing, cleaning, and curating. Day 2 focuses on the application of multi-source, multi-format data for creating engaging journalistic content and stories.
Maximum number of participants: 25
Registration: First come first serve basis.
Food and refreshments are inclusive.
Accommodation to be provided to participants on request in nearby hotels
Seats : 25