Dredger is a Kenyan site on data journalism practice. It is a space built to exhibit the best data journalism practices as well as provide content, which journalists and newsrooms can use to build and enhance data storytelling.
In other words, the Dredger is your go-to space for learning and inspiration about data journalism and the immense possibilities it offers. It is a place to imagine the possible in data journalism as well as download products that can help you create your own data stories. Essentially, it is a multipurpose tool for training and mentoring data journalists.
Here, you can mine data, try out our visualizations and other interactive products as well as download easy-to-use spread spreadsheets and ready-to-use infographics to go with your stories.
Besides, the site makes available to you diverse health information reference material and samples of completed data-driven stories, which have been published and broadcast in the Kenyan media by journalists mentored by Internews in Kenya data journalism trainers.
Whereas the Dredger is a virtual space, it is reinforced by a team of data professionals who can help you mine, analyze, interpret and visualize data to the highest standards of data storytelling.
To answer your Copyright question: yes, you may download and republish the infographics, data and other resources, but remember: attribution makes journalism credible.
Data Dredger in the news
Prompted by the realization that Kenyan journalists were not using the data available to them to write stories that would impact Kenyans in any way, Internews developed a data journalism course, offering its first training in October 2011. And it has been a fruitful journey so far. Read More
Back in Nairobi it was time for a small data expedition with the Data Dredger team of Internews Kenya. We started from data they had collected on Malaria in Kenya. Three teams quickly formed and explored questions like: is there a relationship between income and malaria, is money better spent on prevention, rather than curing people and having them sick and is malaria better diagnosed and treated in some areas of Kenya than in others. Read More
Data mining isn't just for the U.S. FBI and NSA. Who said it was? It has long been cutting edge tech for business publishers - but on the money side. Now we're at the forefront of seeing investigative journalists using data mining to break and enhance their stories. Read More
Internews Kenya has been shortlisted for this year's Data Journalism awards for its Data Dredger portal. It is the only finalist from Africa for the prestigious international awards. Read More
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