Data Jounalism: Build Trust in Media

11/24/2020 - 11/26/2020
9:30 am - 5:30 pm UTC

 How can data be used to regain trust from readers? Fact-based journalism combined with great storytelling skills and backed up by data, has never been more in demand. While data journalism is not new, it has never been more important than in this misinformation age. But COVID-19 has eroded confidence in the media at the same time European news organisations have seen a decline in the trust of their audience for the past five years. Turning to data journalism is a crucial step in reversing these trends.

How can journalists combine data analysis with traditional reporting? How can data journalism counter misinformation? How can we lobby for better access to data? At this Summit, we’ll take you behind the scenes of some of the most successful data-driven stories out there. We will share the latest technology tools and resources to help advance your data skills, and showcase newsroom collaborations that are on the right path to advance data journalism.

Eva Constantaras, Internews Data Journalism Trainer, will lead a session – Decolonising Data Journalism: Strategies for Inclusion (in English): Local journalists around the world need the skills and opportunity to produce data-driven stories on universally urgent issues of equality, health, jobs, and education. Using examples of data journalism done by journalists in countries where access to statistics and numbers is particularly challenging, Eva will introduce recipes for making data journalism more inclusive and more representative of the communities they cover.

WHEN: 24-26 November. Tuesday to Thursday, Tuesday & Wednesday, from 9:30 to 12:30, CET, Thursday, from 14:00 to 17:30, CET.


Free event