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New data journalism academy in South Africa embodies 'living laboratory' training model

ICFJ Knight Fellow Raymond Joseph discusses the launch of Code for South Africa's new data journalism academy, giving journalists the opportunity to learn data skills while still contributing to the newsroom.

Raymond Joseph | February 11, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: impactAFRICA offers US$500,000 to fund data-driven stories

impactAFRICA launches competition for data-driven stories, Costa Rican voters get a new app to vet candidates, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | January 25, 2016
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What the global open data index shows about Africa

ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh looks at the Open Knowledge Foundation's 2015 global open data index to measure African countries' performance on increasing government transparency. 

Stephen Abbott Pugh | January 20, 2016
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ICFJ Knight roundup: Dodgy Doctor app launches in Nigeria to help users find quality care

An app to find doctors in Nigeria, Innovation Fellowships in Kenya, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | January 08, 2016

Pushing the open government movement forward across Africa

How do you determine how "open" a government is? ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh explains how OpenGov Fellows push the "open" movement forward. 

Stephen Abbott Pugh | December 29, 2015

Award-winning story shows impact, potential of data journalism tools

Data-driven multimedia story Living on the Edge wins the national online category of Vodacom awards. ICFJ Knight Fellow Ray Joseph explains the impact of the tool behind the story. 

Raymond Joseph | December 11, 2015

ICFJ Knight roundup: Putting the spotlight on Coca-Cola’s sweet financial bubble

ANCIR exposes Coca-Cola's "hidden formula for avoiding taxes," Fellow Catherine Gicheru wins the National Integrity Award and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup. 

Alyssa Mesich | December 11, 2015

The triumphs and challenges of investigative reporters in Africa

While financial pressures endanger investigative reporting, the African Investigative Journalism Conference helps to strengthen the field across the continent. 

Raymond Joseph | December 09, 2015

No 'God metric': How key media organizations think about impact

There is no simple online metric to gauge success, but a change in approach may be needed before a change in metrics, says ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh.

Stephen Abbott Pugh | December 03, 2015

Building great data tools is not enough

ICFJ Knight Fellow Raymond Joseph highlights the importance of outreach and training to introduce new data tools to journalists. 

Raymond Joseph | November 20, 2015

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