Are you a journalist, editor, or blogger interested in learning how to make and publish your own charts? Apply for a half day workshop held at ACME on June 19th, with Quartz Africa, part of Quartz, a global business news publication based in New York.
We’re obsessed with data over at Quartz Africa, especially the lack of Africa-focused data and data visualization. That’s why we were recently awarded a grant from Code for Africa to train reporters, academics, and students to use Atlas, Quartz’s free chart building platform. Charts made using Atlas can be embedded in your web pages or downloaded as jpeg pictures, making them easy to use in stories or on social media. That way you create more visually compelling, gripping illustrations of data points from the continent. (Read more about our project here and here, and Quartz Africa here.)
At ACME, we would love to see Uganda journalists take their data journalism to world class skill level. Apply by sending your CV and a brief statement on what datasets you’re interested in, or what stories for you would like to create data visualizations for. Send these to training [at] acme-ug [dot] org by June, 16th, 2017. This Friday! 10 slots are available.
What You’ll Get:
– A how-to training on Atlas, as well as a guide to training other reporters in your newsroom on the tool
– Access to data guides prepared by Quartz Africa data editor, Chris Groskopf
– Access to a Slack channel where you can ask Quartz reporters Atlas-related questions.
– Six weeks of follow up with Quartz Africa reporters on the use of Atlas charts and data in your stories
– A chance to enter a competition to win an expenses-paid trip to Quartz’s newsroom in New York City—the winner will be chosen based on their most creative and effective use of Atlas charts in their stories
Note to Upcountry Reporters: We are unable to refund transport or provide accomodation for this half day workshop. Please apply only if you either will already be in Kampala or can finance your own travel and stay.