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As an ICFJ Knight Fellow, Raymond Joseph worked with Code for South Africa to strengthen the storytelling and audience engagement of news through data journalism and civic innovation in South Africa as part of ICFJ’s Code for Africa data journalism initiative.

Joseph is a veteran of South African newsrooms, where he has worked in senior editorial and executive positions on a wide variety of daily and weekly national and regional publications.

Latest Stories

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

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

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

Award-winning story shows impact, potential of data journalism tools

Data-driven multimedia story Living on the Edge wins the national online category of Vodacom awards. ICFJ Knight Fellow Ray Joseph explains the impact of the tool behind the story. 

Raymond Joseph | December 11, 2015

The triumphs and challenges of investigative reporters in Africa

While financial pressures endanger investigative reporting, the African Investigative Journalism Conference helps to strengthen the field across the continent. 

Raymond Joseph | December 09, 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

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

Reporters detail challenges of covering Ebola

Health reporters Jennifer Yang and Umaru Fofana reflect on their experiences reporting on last year's outbreak. 

Raymond Joseph | June 26, 2015