The Promise and Challenge of Data Journalism: Lessons from Pakistan

Cover: The Promise and Challenge of Data JournalismIn Pakistan, Internews designed a robust and effective 12-month program to bring the promise of data journalism to remote tribal areas of the country. The Internews Data Journalism Certification Program was designed to produce a cadre of public-interest journalists who harness data to cover critical issues in neglected regions. The goal of the program was to catalyze the development of Pakistan’s open data community and evidence-based decision making in Baluchistan, FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

This report reviews the promise and pitfalls of data journalism by evaluating and assessing Internews’ project in Pakistan.