Code for Africa

Code for Africa

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

New data journalism tool highlights domestic worker salaries in South Africa

ICFJ Knight Fellow Chris Roper explains the design and impact of Code for South Africa's Living Wage Calculator, a tool that helps South Africans calculate how much they should pay their domestic workers.

Chris Roper | September 08, 2015

Civic tech: A global movement with local impacts

Code for Africa provides an alternative model in the "Code for" movement by working directly with media organizations instead of governments to improve people's lives. 

Alyssa Mesich | August 25, 2015

How to put the story first when teaching data journalism

ICFJ Knight Fellow Ray Joseph lists three steps to reverse-engineer the typical data journalism training. 

Raymond Joseph | August 20, 2015

Beyond government oversight: Top concerns for reporters interested in drone journalism

ICFJ Knight Fellow Babatunde Akpeji discusses drones as a tool for gathering the news.

Babatunde Akpeji | August 18, 2015

Why journalists and technologists must collaborate

ICFJ Knight Fellow Catherine Gicheru explains how journalists and coders can work together to make sense of public data and tell more compelling stories that serve citizen issues.

Catherine Gicheru | August 12, 2015

Offline but mobile: how can media organizations across Africa engage with audiences?

ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh examines how mobile experimentation in the newsroom now could pay huge dividends in the long run. 

Stephen Abbott Pugh | July 08, 2015

ICFJ Knight roundup: ANCIR exposes De Beers’ undervaluing of diamonds and wins premier award

Airtight investigative journalism exposes flaws in the diamond mining industry, Code for South Africa inspires international data journalism project and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup.

Alyssa Mesich | July 03, 2015

ICFJ Knight roundup: How deforestation is affecting Indonesia

The Ekuatorial team displays environmental degradation in Indonesia through longform journalism and mapping, user experience gets a hackathon in Buenos Aires and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

ICFJ Knight | May 15, 2015