The Potential and Reality of Data Journalism in Developing Media Markets

Cover: Myanmar Data Journalism
Author(s):
Eva Constantaras, Internews Data Journalism Trainer

Data has the potential to help communities understand their biggest challenges – why people become sick or well, why development initiatives succeed or fail, how government actions align with citizens’ priorities. However, most people do not have the skills or inclination to engage with data directly. That’s where data journalists and the open data community come in.

This report explains the role of data journalists and open data, and lays out the key considerations that can help predict the success or failure of new data journalism initiatives.

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