Thanks to generous support from the Dow Jones Foundation, ICFJ is hosting a series of free webinars on critical tech topics for journalists around the world.
For the latest webinar in the series, ICFJ Knight Fellow Pedro Burgos presented ways to help newsrooms strengthen a culture of impact and offered alternative metrics to measure story performance beyond just analytics. If media can be better equipped to discover, track and communicate their impact on public institutions, discussions by influential people and everyday citizens, then they will be better equipped to show the value of their journalism and build loyal audiences, Burgos contends. As an ICFJ Knight Fellow, Burgos is enhancing his Impacto platform, a set of tools he developed with the support of Google News Lab. He is also creating methodologies to guide media on how to track and communicate their impact. He previously worked as reporter and editor covering media and technology for several publications in his native Brazil.
Dow Jones webinar on newsroom impact tracking
LIVE: Is your newsroom interested in strengthening its impact tracking strategies? ICFJ Knight Fellow Pedro Burgos is hosting our Dow Jones webinar on why impact is important to measure and easy-to-use tools that can help with the process.Posted by International Journalists' Network (IJNet) on Monday, November 27, 2017
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5 Free Digital Tools for Newsrooms
Pushing for more innovative storytelling can be challenging for newsrooms, especially when there isn’t enough time or resources. However, there are plenty of free digital tools that can help journalists introduce data visualizations and other more creative ways of telling stories. During this webinar, ICFJ Google Fellow Irshad Daftari and journalist Farah Thakur, representing our media partner IndiaSpend, introduced journalists to five tools that they've found to be particularly useful. These range from Dotmat, a free-to-use data visualizer, to Atavist, a simple way to present digital longform content to Google MyMaps, a highly customizable map building platform. Watch the full webinar here.
Strategies for Making Digital News Startups Profitable
Independent digital media are not just producing news — they are generators of change, promoting better laws, defending human rights, exposing corruption and fighting abuses of power. Even though they face many severe challenges, a growing number of these entrepreneurial journalists have developed sustainable — and even profitable — business models. These were among the major conclusions of an extensive new study on Latin American digital media led by ICFJ Knight Fellow Janine Warner. She presented the findings to help participants identify best practices and strengthen their business models as well as their editorial independence. Watch the full webinar in English or Spanish.
The Importance of Collaboration in the Panama Papers Investigation
ICFJ Knight Fellow Chris Roper, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reporter Will Fitzgibbon, African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) Managing Editor Amanda Strydom and former ANCIR editor Khadija Sharife explained how journalists collaborated across borders and time zones on the groundbreaking Panama Papers investigation. The presenters emphasized that the massive size of the Panama Papers leak -- 11.5 million leaked files -- has made journalists realize that they need to be open to collaborating on large-scale, cross-border projects. Another important takeaway was that journalists looking to participate in cross-border investigations need to place a high value on local reporters’ knowledge and networks. Watch the full webinar here.
Low-Cost Mobile Apps for News Organizations
ICFJ Knight Fellow Christopher Guess led a webinar on how to use “Push,” a customizable iOS and Android mobile app that he developed for media outlets with limited time, money or resources. While a custom mobile news app can cost upwards of $50,000 to develop, Guess’ app can be launched with only a few days of developer time. The app replicates the aesthetic and features, including push notifications and navigable categories, of more the more expensive, custom developed apps used by big publications. Watch the full webinar here.
Practical, Affordable Ways to Use 360° Video in Storytelling
ICFJ Knight Fellow Shaheryar Popalzai demoed practical examples from his work in Pakistan that can help other journalists adopt 360° video. During the webinar, he walked through all of the steps needed to complete a 360° storytelling project, from brainstorming a story idea to shooting to publishing the piece online. Tribune Labs Editor Shayan Naveed also presented during the webinar, explaining how Popalzai and her team collaborated to produce the Pakistan’s first 360° project by a news organization. Watch the full webinar here.
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