Monday, 23 Sep 2013

A journalist who is also a blogger - where to draw the line?

When there is a disconnect between a journalist as an employee of a media house and a journalist as an independent blogger ….  it is unfortunate. So says Haron Mwangi, CEO of the Media Council of Kenya, which monitors the media. See this story by Judie Kaberia of Capital FM, which explores the challenge for journalists, who need to be professional, but also have political affiliation.

From the Data Journalism Blog

Visualizing data using DataWrapper

DataWrapper is an online tool that helps anyone to create embeddable charts in minutes.  The main advantages of using data wrapper are: a)      It is easy to use. It saves on time needed to create an embeddable chart. b)      User has full control. It is free software. You can choose Read more

Kenya Leads Decline in Female Genital Mutilation, but Victims are Younger, Mutilation More Extreme

Learn About Tableau A  new report from UNICEF identifies Kenya among the top two countries, along with Central African Republic, in reducing the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).   While Kenya is a leader, the data also reveals that remaining victims are younger, more severely brutalized and isolated to a Read more

Introduction to Google Fusion Tables: Creating a Map of Child Immunization Rates in Kenya

1.  Go to and search Kenya_counties and download the file in KML format onto your desktop.Open Gmail.  Open Google Drive.  Click “Create” and select “Fusion Table.”  Upload the KLM file you just downloaded .  Click “Next.” And “Next.” And “Finish.” Your screen should look like this: 2.  Click on Read more

Data journalism fellows fault media coverage of national HIV report

There is no greater joy for a mentor than seeing his or her mentees blossom and develop confidence. I was pleasantly surprised when the five Internews data journalism fellows who only a few weeks ago were reluctant to analyze and find stories in data volunteered  do  a post mortem on Read more

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