Data Journalism Fellowship

About the Panos | IDRC Data Journalism Fellowship - June 2013 - Aug 2013"

Data journalism — described as “telling stories with numbers” or otherwise “where a nose for news meets storytelling skill and data sets” — offers journalists a new avenue through which to pursue investigative work while making available to them visualisation tools designed to arrest the attention of their respective publics, certainly in print and online.

15 Caribbean journalists are being provided with the opportunity to explore this new and emerging discipline through an innovative Data Journanalism fellowship program launched by Panos Caribbean in collaboration with the Caribbean Open Institute (COI), supported by funding from the International Development Research Centre. The Fellowship is intended to expose Caribbean journalists to this new wave in journalism practice, providing the platform for them to avail themselves of the available tools while bringing to their audiences a series of insightful stories focused on, among other things, developments in open data and the work of the Caribbean Open Institute.

The short-term fellowship will run from June 2013 to August 31, 2013, during which period, the 15 selected Caribbean journalists will be exposed to the essentials of Data Journalism through two online webinars, a two-day workshop and one-on-one mentoring over a two-month period.