[CODATA-international] Register Now: Webinar 4: Data Journalism to Bridge the Information Asymmetry

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Sat Jul 11 13:08:06 EDT 2020

* 14th July 2020*Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST, 1:00 – 2:00 PM UTC
Duration: 1 hour (
*40 min session and 20 min Question Answers)*Registration link:

Brief about the session: The humongous amount of digital data available in
the media ecosystem makes it important for journalists to create sense out
of this massive information for the consumers. This is often made possible
by explaining the background, significance and context of the information.
Decoding the ‘signal from the noise’ is probably more important for news
consumers than access to information itself. The availability of massive
data is both a blessing and a challenge to journalists. They do not have to
rely on sources who have access to information for news leads, the amount
of data available can be readily accessed to create news stories on every
conceivable topic. Data is used both as a source and a tool. However this
requires newer skills from journalists to access reliable data, analyse it
and present it in a manner which is useful for consumers.
The session will deal with accessing public data, analysing it through
simple spreadsheet techniques and creating attractive stories out of it
through standard narrative journalism techniques.

Name of the Speaker: Dr. Uma Shankar Pandey
Designation: Associate Professor and Head
Affiliation: Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Surendranath
College for Women, Kolkata

Dr. Uma Shankar Pandey is Associate Professor and Head, Department of
Journalism and Mass Communication, Surendranath College for Women, Kolkata.
Before joining academics, he was a senior Journalist with English daily The
Asian Age, Kolkata.

An Editorial Board Member of a number of International Journals, he has
published over 20 papers and has authored and edited four books.

He has conducted training programmes and workshops for corporate
communicators, teachers, journalists and students at different parts of the
country on themes including Data Journalism, Conversational Intelligence,
Media Literacy, Social Network Analysis, Journalists’ Job Satisfaction,
Framing of Election news etc.




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