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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

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

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