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Why publishing more open data isn’t enough to empower citizens

Some believe that the open data movement has stalled in recent years. ICFJ Knight Fellow Adi Eyal offers some insights on how to best use open data to generate real world impact. 

Adi Eyal | January 11, 2017

What we learned training South Africa's new generation of data journalists

ICFJ Knight Fellow Adi Eyal has helped launch a data journalism training academy to help South African newsrooms improve data literacy in order to find stories and complement investigations. 

Adi Eyal | October 04, 2016

8 reasons why journalists should use data to improve their stories

Kenya-based journalist Catherine Gicheru is working to expand use of data in African newsrooms. Here, she shares eight insights on why using data to aid reporting is so crucial for journalists. 

Catherine Gicheru | August 25, 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

Why journalists should wield spreadsheets to their advantage

Business reporter Larry Claasen discusses how spreadsheets allow journalists to have greater insights into their relationships with numbers.

Larry Claasen | June 02, 2016

16 blogs for boosting your data literacy

A curated collection of data journalism blogs, Al Jazeera America employees’ next steps and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | February 05, 2016