Each week as part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field. Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.
Spreading innovations between Africa and Asia, audience data at the Hindustan Times and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.
Code for Africa goes to Asia
Code for Africa held its first d|Bootcamp in Taiwan last weekend. The Taipei d|Bootcamp, co-hosted by local counterpart g0v.tw 台灣零時政府 and the World Bank, provided journalists with a series of crash courses on data journalism. Learn more about the successes of the bootcamp by reading Code for Africa's Facebook post.
Audience engagement metrics transform reporting at Hindustan Times
ICFJ Knight Fellow Nasr ul Hadi has been helping colleagues at the Hindustan Times (HT) adopt data analytics applications like Parse.ly, which can provide real-time numbers on audience engagement. HTs’ Chief Content Officer Nic Dawes wrote an informative article on Medium about what role data can play in shaping the editorial and financial aspects of journalism and how to avoid relying too much on that information.
Watch Media Party live
Media Party is happening right now! The fourth annual Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires Media Party organized by ICFJ Knight Fellow Mariano Blejman is in Buenos Aires from August 27 to 29. This three-day event attracts more than 800 journalists and technologists from across the globe, including ICFJ Knight Fellows Justin Arenstein, Chris Roper and Nasr ul Hadi. Watch the live stream here.
Reviewing the role of journalists in Kenya
ICFJ Knight Fellow Catherine Gicheru served as a panelist on NTV to discuss the current state of journalism in Kenya. Sparked by accusations against a Kenyan pastor who was involved in a fatal road accident, Gicheru discusses media’s role and boundaries within Kenyan society. Media, Gicheru noted, protects public interest and addresses hard questions about systemic issues.
Main image screenshot from Code for Africa Facebook page