This course looks at how to identify problematic information and verify the authenticity and accuracy of images, videos and reports that you may come across on social media and elsewhere online.
Kenyan investigative journalism is largely personality-focused muckraking, driven by leaks or unnamed sources and is vulnerable to manipulation by shadowy political puppet masters and crime cabals. Very little Kenyan investigative reporting is shaped by evidence-based research, forensic analysis or data-driven journalism. It is in this regard that this course has been built just for you, to make you stand out from the rest. In this course you will learn the fundamental things you need to know in your journey to becoming a renowned investigative data journalist. The course comprises of tutorials, assignments, reading exercises and discussion forums and it is specially open to you as an iLAB fellow ready to change the Kenyan investigative journalism by telling impactful stories with data.
This course covers policy issues and large scale open data implementation.
Why it’s important for media and CSOs to share datasets that they gather and clean.
Find out how open data can improve your story-telling and research.
This course teaches you how to secure your digital footprint in the online and mobile world.
This course starts you on the path to adding that extra punch to your story by teaching you how to create data visualisations using available tools.
This course will empower you to transcend words and take your audience to the heart of the story with dynamic, interactive and exciting visuals that you create.
This course shows you time-saving methods to verify the authenticity and accuracy of images, videos and reports that you find in social media and elsewhere online.
This intensive course will help you take advantage of Internet sources such as court cases, public data and news archives. It is designed to improve the efficiency and efficacy of your in-depth research.
This course will help you unlock the powerful world of data journalism to tell deep, insightful stories. You’ll learn to find, analyse, interpret and visualise data in compelling new ways.