In recent years, government and multilateral agencies in the Philippines have published large amounts of data such as the government’s recently launched Open Data platform. These were accompanied by other platforms that track the implementation and expenditure of flagship programs such as Bottom-Up-Budgeting via OpenBUB.gov.ph, Infrastructure via OpenRoads.ph and reconstruction platforms including the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub. The training aims to encourage more journalists to use these and other online resources to produce compelling investigative stories.
Data Journalism PH 2015 will train journalists on the tools and techniques required to gain and communicate insight from public data, including web scraping, database analysis and interactive visualization. The programme will support teams of journalists in the production of high-quality data-driven stories for publication within their affiliated media organisation over a period of 5 months. Participating teams will benefit from:
Teams of up to three members (journalists, content producers and/or techies) working with the same print, TV, or online media agencies are invited to submit an application form. Please note that applications are only open to journalists from the Philippines.
Participants will be selected on the basis of the data story projects they pitch focused on key datasets including infrastructure, reconstruction, participatory budgeting, procurement and customs. Through Data Journalism PH 2015 and its trainers, these projects will be developed into data stories to be published by the participants’ media organizations.
Open Knowledge and PCIJ will be hosting a half-day public event for those interested in the programme from 8am to 12pm on Monday 13th July at the HIVE Hotel in Quezon City. If you would like to be contacted when we publish full details about the event, please sign up below.