Data journalism becomes more powerful

Six journalists and Internews fellowship holders participated in the five-day training course "If Data could talk" by Anastasia Valeeva, professor of American University in Central Asia.

Azizbek Janaliev, Saviia Khasanova, Zhanybek kyzy Myrzaiim, Azamat Kasybekov, Nyaz Tashmatov and Arina Aparina learned the full cycle of stories production  based on data, data formats, searching, obtaining, cleaning, clarification and analyzing data, visualization and features of storytelling.

The data journalism fellowships will support six fellows for up to a year to produce innovative data-driven stories that demonstrate the possibilities of the genre to other media and to the public. 

The journalists will work together on open data at a media outlet -  key partners within the Media-K project.  

They will receive additional training to study various aspects of data journalism, which will improve their practical skills.

Data journalism experts will continue to guide and consult the team of fellows. 

It is expected to create and publish at least one article per month,  based on open data.

The project is possible by the support of the World Bank and the German non-governmental organization IDEM - the Institute for Democracy, Media and Cultural Development.

The training course was conducted by Anastasia Valeeva, Internews consultant and professor of AUCA on data-journalism, with the help of the data analyst, Azamat Omuraliev.

The project is supervised by an online specialist of the Internews in the Kyrgyz Republic, Valentina Galich.

You can find more videos in russian version. 

Photos and videos: internews.kg

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