d|Masterclass | Registration | Nairobi, July 2015
The Kenya Media Programme (KMP) and the African Network of Centres for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) are pleased to invite you to Kenya’s 1st ever Data Masterclass for investigative journalists.

The d|Masterclass will equip you with key digital skills for finding and analysing data for investigative stories on county expenses and government contracts across Kenya.

Being Realistic
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We do not expect you to become an advanced coder or technologist, nor is this necessary to make use of data for reporting or investigation. You will instead learn how to find where the data is hidden, how to extract it and why it is useful in developing evidence for stories. You will also learn some simple tools to help you understand the data.

Get Your Own Technologist For Three Months + Win Cash Prizes
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d|Masterclass participants will also each be assigned their own investigative technologist for up to three months after the workshop, to help you use your new skills to crack major stories. Your technologist will help wrangle the data, and build data-driven infographics or news apps to augment your reportage.

The best projects will win cash prizes and will be showcased internationally.

Taught By International Experts
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The d|Masterclass will be taught by international experts formerly or currently with renowned media houses such as Germany’s der Spiegel, the United Kingdom’s Guardian and South Africa’s Mail & Guardian. Forensic technologists from Code for Africa will also assist. The facilitators have worked on major international stories, ranging from Wikileaks exposes to ANCIR’s latest #FatalExtraction investigation into deaths on Australian mines across Africa. The Mail & Guardian speaker, Chris Roper, is that newspapers’ outgoing editor-in-chief.

Venue + Dates
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The workshop will be hosted at the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications, in the 9 West building, on the 7th Floor, at Mkungu Close, in Nairobi (Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/Gy3mY).

The event will run from July 20 - 23, 2015.

Space is limited and we would therefore love to get your commitment ASAP.

NAME *
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AFFILIATION *
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EMAIL *
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MOBILE *
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SKILL SET
Tell us about your tech or design skills, so that we can team you up with colleagues with complementary skills. The more accurate you are, the better we can plan for trainers to help you.
YOUR SPECIALTY *
In which field do you have the strongest technical skills? Are you:
FOR DEVELOPERS
If you're a developer, tell us which of the following categories is your strongest skill:
FOR DESIGN CREATIVES
If your specialty is design or another creative field, tell us where your strengths:
FOR MEDIA PROFESSIONALS
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FOR CIVIL SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVES
If you are a civil society representative, which organisation are you with?
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EXPERIENCE: *
How many years experience do you have?
YOUR BEST PROJECT/ YOUR PASSION *
If you're already a working professional, tell us about your all-time favourite project / report that you worked on. If you're still a student, tell us about the issue that you're most passionate about.
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WHAT DO YOU NEED TO LEARN?
To become a data liberator, data wrangler, or data journalist you need certain basic skills. This section is designed to tell us what skills you already have, and where we should focus the training during the bootcamp. The more accurate you are about your skills, the more accurately we'll be able to tailor the course for you.
SPREADSHEETS *
Structured data, in its most simple form, is organised as tabular information on a spreadsheet. Understanding spreadsheets, such as Excel or Fusion Tables, is therefore an essential skill you will need to be a data wrangler / journalist. Tell us which of the following spreadsheet skills you already have, by ticking the appropriate box.
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WORKING WITH DATA *
Once you've found a data source, you need to extract the data and then you need to be able to clean it and structure it so that you can find the story "in the haystack". To do this, data journalists use a number of tools. Tell us if you're ever worked with any of the following:
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VISUALIZING DATA *
Once you've cleaned and structured your data, you need to turn it into something that ordinary citizens can understand. One of the best ways for doing this, is to turn it into an infographic or other data visualization. Tell us if you've worked with any of the following:
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USING DATA TO TELL STORIES: *
Many of our newsrooms or CSO organisations are already using data to tell stories. Tell us whether you've experimented with data journalism, data visualisation, or infographics. If you have, tell us about your best story (20w max), and give us a link to the online version of the story, if there is one.
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