Data Journalism Workshop, May 26 – 30

Objectives: By the end of workshop participants should be able to:

  1. Appreciate data journalism
  2. Mine, scrape and analyze data on health
  3. Use simple tools to visualize data
  4. Write a data driven story proposal
  5. Package data into simple, compelling and accessible stories.

 

Day One:                 Monday 26

08:30 – 09:30            Introduction/Expectations/Survey – Dorothy/Lydia

09:30 – 11:00            Journalism in the age of data – Dorothy

11:00 – 11:30           Tea break

11:30 – 01:00            Finding stories in data – Eva

01:00 02:00           Lunch

02:00 – 03:30            Interviewing your data – Dorothy

03:30 – 03:45           Tea break

03:45 – 05:15            Multimedia storytelling – Dol

 

Day Two                    Tuesday 27

09:00 – 10:00            Finding data for stories – Eva

10:00 – 11:30            Finding data on the web – Eva

11:30 – 12:00           Tea break

12:00 – 01:00            Cleaning your data – Aggrey

01:30 – 02:30           Lunch

02:00 – 04:00            Converting data into friendly formats – Eva/ Agnes

04:00 – 04:15           Tea break

04:15 – 05:15            Introduction to the Data Dredger – Dorothy

                                                     

Day Three                 Wednesday 28

09:00 – 10:30            Math and statistics for journalists  – Dorothy

10:30 – 10:45           Tea break

10:45 – 12:15            Finding interrelationships in data – Dorothy /Aggrey

12:15 – 01:15            How data informs my storytelling – Paul Wafula, The Standard

01:15 – 02:15           Lunch

02:15 – 03:45            Creating compelling visuals – Agnes

03:45 – 04:00           Tea break

04:00 – 05:30            Data visualization for journalism – Agnes

(Visualisation assignment)

 

Day Four:                 Thursday 29

09:00 – 10:00            Review assignment – Agnes/Eva

10:00 – 11:30            Creating maps with maps engine – Eva

11:30 12:00           Tea break

12: 00 – 01:30           Long–form, multimedia storytelling (part one) – Dorothy /Eva

(Exercise& discussion)

01:30 – 02:30           Lunch

02:30 – 04:00            Interpreting quantitative research results:  distinguishing good

research from bad –Suleiman Asman, Innovation for Poverty Actions

 

04:00 – 04:15           Tea break

04:15 – 05:00            Long–form, multimedia storytelling (part two) – Eva/ Dorothy

 

Day Five:                  Friday 30

09:00 – 10:30            Recap – All trainers

10:30 – 11:00           Tea break

11:00 – 01:30            Story Mapping – All trainers

01:30 – 02:30           Lunch

02:30 – 05:00            Data Expedition – Eva/Dorothy/Agnes

05:00 – 5:15              Evaluation

 

About the Author: Dorothy Otieno
Author Website: http://internewskenya.org

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