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Course Overview  The importance of accuracy in this information age cannot be overemphasised. There is no doubt that different internet sources such as websites, blogs, vlogs and social media groups and pages present to us with a lot of content in form of text, images, reports, news, audio and videos. All of these sources of […]

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Data visualization is a graphical way of representing your data. In the era of Big Data, data visualization is an important technique to learn, to be able to analyze huge amounts of data, to draw out meaning from massive data.  Data itself is useful but can be very unattractive especially when it’s massive, but with […]

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Southern Africa has faced issues around human trafficking since time immemorial – but how should journalists report on the subject today. In this course we will cover the data sources and tools that can aid your investigations and storytelling, and look at some of the work Code for Africa has done in the area.

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This lesson has been created by Maternal Figures. Some source materials can be found via the Solution Journalism Network and are adapted with attribution.

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The challenge for African journalists

Our audiences are changing, and expect modern storytelling in digital formats. We must learn to tell their stories in formats that work on computer monitors and on phones, and develop the skills to interrogate online information and sources of data honestly and with integrity.

That’s why Code for Africa, in partnership with Google News Lab and The World Bank, has created the StoryLab Academy.

Welcome to the first Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) designed specifically for African journalists. Through the StoryLab Academy we aim to help develop world-class storytellers and investigators at the cutting edge of their craft.

Welcome to the next stage of your career.

How it works

Set your goals

Create a learning plan that’s right for you, whether you want to gain new skills on multimedia or investigative journalism or learn how to access new digital revenue streams.

Learn from experience

Learn from materials developed by digital journalism experts from Code for Africa, Google and The World Bank, all crafted to the specific needs of African newsrooms.

Track your progress

Your personal dashboard will help keep you motivated and on track with your learning plan. Take part in conversations with other learners and tutors to develop your skills even further.

Apply your knowledge

Test what you have learned and get practical easy to use tips and resources for your next digital journalism project, and share your results with Code for Africa’s communications team.