1. Don’t reinvent the wheel.
El Departamento de Comunicaciones y Cultura invita a la catedra inaugural del año 2017
Desafios del periodismo de datos
Ponente: Eva Constantaras
Experta en periodismo de datos
Jueves 9 de marzo de 2017
Join IRE and NICAR in Jacksonville for their annual conference devoted to data journalism, March 2-5, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Come and learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers, viewers and your online audience the information they're demanding.
Internews Data Journalism Advisor Eva Constantaras was chosen, along with 27 other women from five countries, to participate in a week-long Leadership Academy at Poynter, focused on the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the highest levels of digital media leadership.
A study conducted by Internews provided deeper insight into how Kenya’s news audiences perceive and understand the graphic images used to tell data-driven stories in the media. Bubble charts have little to no traction with Kenyan audiences; bar charts are generally considered more credible and “scientific;” but the best ones to use for conveying information are pictorial infographics.
(This story was originally posted on Medium.)
Bubble charts have little to no traction with Kenyan audiences of print news. Bar charts, on the other hand, are generally considered more credible and “scientific.” But if you want interest and inferences drawn from the news you’re conveying, then the best ones to use are pictorial infographics.
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.