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Friday, November 24 • 12:15 - 12:40
How To Make Data Journalism Work For Not-So-Smart Phones, Low Bandwidths, Local Languages

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As more and more users across Asia and Africa hook onto the Internet thanks to cheap smartphones and low-cost, low-bandwidth connectivity, newsrooms are reviewing and even recalibrating their approach to interactive journalism. The growth in local language users means the audience is fragmented further and publishers, especially the big ones, are reconsidering the feasibility of complex data projects both in terms of technology and the ability of the users to grasp such stories.
The panel will discuss the future of data-heavy, interactive projects in such unique emerging markets, drawing on personal and industry experience from projects that have done well and those that haven’t. Some key questions: Why are static visualisations in vogue again? How much data is too much? How to adjust data visualisation for audiences with varying literacy levels?

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Ravi Bajpai

ICFJ Knight Fellow
ICFJ Knight Fellow Ravi Bajpai is a digital/print journalist of 15 years and currently helps top Indian newsrooms to reinvent their coverage of critical health and development issues. To accomplish this, he is building reporters’ expertise in interactive, multimedia storytelling... Read More →
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Meera K

ICFJ Knight Fellow
ICFJ-Knight fellow in India Meera K has worked in the community and urban newsmedia space for over a decade, and has also supported projects in e-governance and civic tech. She co-founded Citizen Matters, an award winning digital news media with insightful reporting on critical... Read More →
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Ritvvij Parrikh

ICFJ Knight Fellow
ICFJ Knight Fellow Ritvvij Parrikh is helping media outlets to improve their visual storytelling and data journalism around health and development issues. An experienced technologist, his areas of expertise are product management, visual interfaces and data-driven decision making. Parrikh... Read More →
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H. R. Venkatesh

ICFJ Knight Fellow
HR Venkatesh - ICFJ Knight Fellow  hrvenkatesh@icfj.news   ICFJ Knight Fellow H R Venkatesh is currently working on countering fake news, misinformation and bias in the media. Formerly a Tow-Knight Fellow at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, he has 15 years’ experience... Read More →

Friday November 24, 2017 12:15 - 12:40 SAST
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