No passport needed: How to find relevant international data

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Nana Boakye-Yiadom of iJourno Africa; Pinar Dag of Data Journalism Platform; Giannina Segnini Picado of Columbia Journalism School
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 11 at 9:00am
  • Location: Grand Ballroom I
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Are you still calling colleagues overseas to get international records? There are oceans of relevant datasets across the world that can be accessed instantaneously. This session will explore the best methods and resources to find relevant cross-border data for your reporting.

Speaker Bios

  • Nana is the founder of IJourno Africa, sharing his 10-years journalism experience by training student journalists in data journalism. He is the Ghana correspondent for the New York Times, Radio France International (RFI) and the Dep. Director of News Programming at Citi FM in Ghana. He’s a winner of the African Story Challenge. Nana is a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow and currently a Chevening scholar. @boakyecitifm

  • Pinar Dag: Data Journalism Lecturer, Founder of Data Journalism Turkey Platform & small data journalism news site Dağ Medya. Co-founder of Open Data and Data Journalism Association in İstanbul,Turkey. The topics she taught; data journalism, open data, data collection, data scraping & ethics, data cleaning& ethics, open data, data analysis, data visualization, data storytelling. @pinardag

  • Giannina Segnini is the director of the Data Journalism Degree at Columbia University in New York City. She also oversees the Cross-border Data Investigative Fellowship at the J-School, an initiative to investigate organized crime and corruption across borders using data. Segnini is an investigative journalist from Costa Rica, where she used to lead a team of reporters that triggered more than 50 criminal investigations after their revelations.

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