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.

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5 Lessons

Introduction to data-driven investigative journalism

Journalists and open data

Fact-checking and verification

Investigative reporting

Digital security