One-size-doesn't-fit-all: How to make multilingual DDJ work

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Gianna-Carina Gruen of Deutsche Welle TV; Mohammed Haddad of Al Jazeera; Ana Lucia Gonzalez Paz of BBC World Service
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 10 at 10:15am
  • Location: Salon C
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Producing a multilingual data journalism project involves more than just translating your story. In this session we'll demonstrate how the BBC, Deutsche Welle and Al Jazeera work with international journalists, developers and designers to develop multilingual data-driven stories that address the needs of local audiences. From carefully planning your project, sourcing hard-to-get data, designing around your audience’s expectations and deploying a sustainable project, this session will cover it all.

Speaker Bios

  • Working on Visual and Data Journalism for the BBC World Service's 41 languages.

  • Gianna-Carina Gruen is a data journalist and editor. She founded and currently runs DW's data-driven journalism unit that combines data analysis with journalistic storytelling. In addition, she also leads an interdisciplinary team of journalists, designers and developers to explore the implementation of a Visual Journalism Team at DW. When she's not spreading enthusiasm for data at her workplace, she teaches other journalists the basics of ddj. @giannagruen

  • Mohammed Haddad is a data journalist with Al Jazeera's interactive team - @AJLabs. He's interested in developing data journalism in the Arab world though regular training sessions and workshops. His main focus is finding interesting ways to tell human stories hidden within data. @Haddadme

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