Argentina

Nov 52012

Knight Fellows Share Lessons About Data Journalism Across Continents

Knight International Journalism Fellow Justin Arenstein works with the African Media Initiative to, among other things, encourage the use of data in reporting. He speaks about his work and the importance of open data and NGOs on La Nacion’s data blog.

Knight International Journalism Fellows from around the globe helped spur news innovation at a key gathering for journalists and technologists in Buenos Aires.

Knight International Journalism Fellows from around the globe helped spur news innovation at a key gathering for journalists and technologists in Buenos Aires.

Aug 102012

Investigative Journalists, Data Sleuths and Web Designers Explore Free Graphic Tools in Argentina

Fifty journalists, computer programmers and web designers came together for a workshop on Google Fusion Tables on Friday, July 20, at Google Argentina’s headquarters in Buenos Aires.

The gathering of professionals from different disciplines was not accidental. Bringing these two groups together is the key to maximizing the use of digital tools and applications to uncover important stories in the public interest.

Jun 142012

How to Extract Data From the Web

Finding the information you need on the web can be challenging enough. But most journalists have no idea how to then extract or export that information in a way that they can use. Knight International Journalism Fellow Sandra Crucianelli is working to change all that. As part of her fellowship, Crucianelli is creating tools to help Argentine reporters collect, analyze and visualize data for investigative stories.

May 152012

How to Find Information Hidden on the Web

There is so much information available on the Internet these days that finding the one nugget you're looking for can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Knight International Journalism Fellow Sandra Crucianelli specializes in digital resources and data journalism. In a blog post for IJNet she offers tips for navigating the web to find the information you need most.

May 72012

Worrisome Data, From Tunis

62: The number of journalists murdered while working last year. 105: The number of countries that appealed a request for information related to the war on terror. 55: The number of countries that did not respond to the request for information in time and form; that is, they did not pass the transparency test. Argentina declined to respond all together, alleging national security concerns.

Worrisome data, related to the lack of access to public information, was the subject of discussion by fellows from around the world working in different fields of communications.

Apr 242012

Junar, a Useful Tool for Data Journalism, is Now Available in Spanish

One of the problems of advancing data journalism in Latin America is that many of the tools used in data analysis and visualization are available only in English. Knight Fellow Sandra Crucianelli is working to change that. She contacted the creators of Junar, a handy tool that allows users to extract and process data, to explain the impact a Spanish interface of its free version would have on journalists in Latin America. Crucianelli explains why this program and others like it are so important for Spanish speaking journalists.