July 20 – 23, 2015
The Kenya Media Programme (KMP) and the African Network of Centres for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) are pleased to invite you to Kenya’s 1st ever Data Masterclass for investigative journalists.
The d|Masterclass will equip you with key digital skills for finding and analysing data for investigative stories on county expenses and government contracts across Kenya.
We do not expect you to become an advanced coder or technologist, nor is this necessary to make use of data for reporting or investigation. You will instead learn how to find where the data is hidden, how to extract it and why it is useful in developing evidence for stories. You will also learn some simple tools to help you understand the data.
Get Your Own Technologist For Three Months + Win Story Grants
d|Masterclass participants will also each be assigned their own investigative technologist for up to three months after the workshop, to help you use your new skills to crack major stories.
Your technologist will help wrangle the data, and build datadriven infographics or news apps to augment your reportage. The best projects will receive cash grants and be showcased internationally.
Taught By International Experts
The d|Masterclass will be taught by international experts formerly or currently with renowned media houses such as Germany’s der Spiegel, the United Kingdom’s Guardian and South Africa’s Mail & Guardian. Forensic technologists from Code for Africa will also assist. The facilitators have worked on major international stories, ranging from Wikileaks exposés to ANCIR’s latest #FatalExtraction investigation into deaths on Australian mines across Africa.
Register online here.
We look forward to welcoming you, and to hearing your thoughts on this important new initiative.