Journalists eligible for Cambridge Social Data School [Worldwide]

Posted on Apr 12, 2022 in Data Journalism

Journalists worldwide are invited to enroll in the virtual Social Data School, June 15 to 28.

Cambridge Digital Humanities, in association with the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy, is offering the Social Data School. The topic of this year’s Social Data School is “Visualizing Data/Investigating Images.”

The school is an online intensive teaching program structured around the life-cycle of a digital research project, covering principles of research design, data collection, cleaning and preparation, methods of analysis and visualization, and data management and preservation practices.

Students will extract data from multiple video and photographic sources to create spatial visualizations for forensic analysis and learn how computer vision algorithms are used to classify images and generate “deepfakes.”

A concessionary participation fee of GBP45 is available for students, unemployed, community projects, unfunded projects and Global South residents.

Several bursaries are available to those who can demonstrate financial need.

The application deadline is May 15.