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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

ICFJ Knight roundup: Hacks/Hackers Africa looks to help the global refugee crisis

Hacks/Hackers looks to help the refugee crisis, "Twitter for Journalists" webinar, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup. 

Alyssa Mesich | November 20, 2015
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ICFJ Knight roundup: Vatican Radio highlights The 19 Million Project to tell refugees' stories

Vatican Radio speaks to former ICFJ Knight Fellow Mariana Santos, Impact Africa offers a new opportunity for journalists and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | November 13, 2015

What goes into data bootcamps? Code for Africa's Serah Njambi-Rono explains

IJNet talked to developer Serah Njambi-Rono about Code for Africa's data bootcamps, which have been held in collaboration with the World Bank Institute in Pakistan, Uruguay and across Africa.

Sophie Westover | November 03, 2015

ICFJ Knight roundup: NarcoData conducts deep investigation into Mexican cartels

NarcoData tackles cartels in Mexico, OpenGov Fellows 'liberate' data in South Africa, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | October 30, 2015

ICFJ Knight roundup: A recap of the science journalism 'Data Quest' in South Africa

Data visualizations and stories from a recent open data event, last chance to attend the Chicas Poderosas conference in Mexico and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Alyssa Mesich | October 23, 2015
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ICFJ Knight roundup: Fellows’ projects featured in first 'Africa Investigates' podcast

ANCIR highlighed in new World Policy Institute podcast, Stephen Abbott Pugh on RFI English and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | October 16, 2015

ICFJ Knight roundup: ANCIR editor named a finalist for global investigative journalism award

Investigative editor Khadija Sharife is up for the Global Shining Light Award, a crash course in cybersecurity from Kenya and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | September 18, 2015

Why are the media not part of the open data conversation?

ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh explores why the media are absent from the world of open data.

Stephen Abbott Pugh | September 17, 2015

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