The aim of the bootcamp is to give young journalists an understanding of the technology, thought and skills needed to extract, analyse and present government open to make meaningful stories with impact and, to encourage journalists to work to hold governments accountable and engage with the topic of anti-corruption.
WANT TO FIND AND TELL INSPIRATIONAL STORIES WITH STATISTICS AND DATA LIKE MR. HANS ROSLING? WE WILL TEACH YOU HOW!
What you will learn:
SOCIAL MEDIA AND GOOD GOVERNANCE: Maximising Impact
How can social media improve governance? -- What is its role in the fight against corruption? -- How can social media be used to gather support and bring issues to the forefront of the political debate? -- What are the most effective platforms and how can they be used? -- How can crowdsourcing efficiently gather reliable data?
What is data? -- How trustworthy is your data? -- Tips on verifying and scrutinising your source. -- How is data protected by the law? -- What are the legal implications of engaging with government data and investigating issues such as corruption? -- How do you stay up-to-date with data releases?
FINDING AND PRESENTING A STORY FROM YOUR DATA:
Spreadsheet essentials -- Cleaning your data -- Analysing your data: what tools are available? -- Mapping and Geo-coding -- Crowdsourcing: Use the crowd to help analyse your data -- Data visualisation: presenting your work through leading static and interactive visualisation tools for maximum clarity and impact.