EVENTS Greater Accra

Telling Stories With Data : Tools & Skills

This event is to introduce students to a new kind of journalism that is required in every newsroom: Data-Driven Journalism. The Programme aims to help students understand the essential concepts,tools and skills to effectively work with data and produce compelling data stories. Students will learn:

  1. How to find data to support stories
  2. How to visualize data stories
  3. How to clean messy data
  4. How to find stories from data

Date: 2nd October,2015                                                                                                                                                                                                       Time: 10:00AM – 3PM                                                                                                                                                                                                       Venue: Ghana Institute of Journalism Campus

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Partners

Microsoft Student Partner, Ghana Institute of Journalism: The Microsoft Student Program is an initiative by Microsoft to support students interested in using technology to cause positive change in their studies and their development as future leaders.

Code For Ghana: Code for Ghana is part of the Code for Africa initiative which aims to use open data and technology to promote responsive, innovative and effective governance. Code for Ghana follows in the tradition of Code for Kenya and Code for South Africa by embedding software developers and data fellows in media organisations for a period of six months. During this period, the Data Fellows and Developers are expected to work with their host organisations on open data projects. Code for Ghana is jointly funded by the African Innovative News Challenge and Making All Voices Count with support from the Webfoundation

Supported by the Student Representative Council, Ghana Institute of Journalism

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