InfoTimes’ latest course is set to draft in the biggest names in the field to help equip emerging journalists with the skills to produce data-driven journalism.
Keeping up with the increasingly unpredictable cross-section where journalism and the digital sphere meet, InfoTimes has announced the launch of its first ever ‘Data Journalism Diploma’, which is set to take place at Startup Haus Cairo in February and May of this year and aims equip journalists with the necessary tools to produce data-driven stories.
As a data journalism platform, InfoTimes has trained hundreds of journalists in cooperation BBC Media Action, Free Press Unlimited, Deutsche Welle and Internews since 2012, and in 2018, it won a 2018 International Editors' Award for 'Best Data Team' in the 'Small Newsroom' category.
The first phase of the two-level programme will take place between February 16th-20th and will be geared towards showing how participants can utilise data in everything from live news coverage, to in-depth reporting, to investigative stories.
While the programme will be spearheaded by InfoTimes founder and World Bank consultant, Amr El-Iraqi, local and global veterans in the field of data journalism are set to be drafted in to lead specialist sessions and present specific case studies, making this one of InfoTime’s most immersive and hands-on course.
The diploma will consist of 120 credit hours, which are divided into 40 hours per academic week. This equates to an average of 8 hours per day over a period of 5 days per month.
For more information on how to join, click here.
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