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Free app Pocket Reporter aims to help aspiring journalists gather information

For citizens and aspiring journalists, knowing the right questions to ask while gathering news information can be a challenge. That's where Pocket Reporter, a free and open source app, comes in.

Raymond Joseph | December 06, 2016

Code for South Africa's Data-Driven Journalism Academy opens new horizons in reporting

Former ICFJ Knight Fellow Raymond Joseph talks with IJNet about how Code for South Africa's Data-Driven Journalism Academy helped its first group of journalists to improve their skills.

Sara Olstad | June 08, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: ANCIR investigations win two international awards

Probes by African network win major awards, new tool helps investigative reporters and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | May 06, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: ANCIR focuses on Africans named in Panama Papers

Africans named in leaked documents probed by ANCIR, Kenyan initiative fact-checks financial news and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | April 08, 2016

New data tools help South Africans weigh in on national budget priorities

A new Code for South Africa tool shows how many minutes (or hours) people work to pay taxes each day and how much of the day they spend "working for themselves."

Raymond Joseph | March 28, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Media Party returns to Miami this April

Media Party Miami to feature hands-on learning, GotToVote tool helps Kenyans register, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | March 11, 2016

‘Boring’ data produces important stories about traffic fines and safety

Municipal financial data isn't the most exciting topic. Here's how Code for South Africa overcame this challenge to produce a high-impact investigative story on the country's skewed traffic fines.

Chris Roper | February 25, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Last week to submit nominations for international journalism award

A final reminder for 2016 Knight Awards nominations, Code for South Africa's new data school and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Alyssa Mesich | February 12, 2016

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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