Knight Fellow Cultivates Data Journalism in Africa

Aug 12012

Media outlets struggle to keep pace with rapidly changing technology, and lagging revenues reflect that. Justin Arenstein, a Knight International Journalism Fellow, believes that data journalism is the solution for sustainable media in Africa.

In this TechCentral profile, Arenstein suggests that news organizations should digitize content and open their data archives to third parties for development. Existing data can be “repurposed” and monetized in revenue sharing models across the continent.