Failed healthcare promises, the human cost of abortion limitations and the need for access to contraceptives to prevent unsafe abortions were some of the big stories in the Nation, the Standard and the Star in November.
The journalists who told these stories, delivering the biggest week in Data Journalism in Kenya, will share their experiences mining data, conceiving and delivering the stories in accessible and visualized formats.. The data journalists will share their hopes for an open data movement in Kenya that will inform policy decisions and improve healthcare access for Kenyans.
The five storytellers, who are data journalism fellows at Internews, will display their digital media work at the inaugural event of the Online News Association Nairobi Group. The Online News Association (ONA) helps shape the future of journalism by organizing networking events, training opportunities and public discussions for local journalism community. ONA members are thought leaders, blazing a trail for digital journalism.
ONA Nairobi, initiated by Internews in Kenya, will be a space for resource sharing, collaboration and experimentation. It will showcase the talents of local media producers and innovators and support the needs of the changing journalism environment.
Internews in Kenya and ONA invite you to the inauguration of the ONA Nairobi Group, where the Internews in Kenya Data Fellowship stories will be presented.
The event will take place on Wednesday December 11 at 3 pm at the MRC.
Please join us for a lively sharing and discussion on the place of data and data journalism in improving access to health for Kenyans. We welcome journalists, developers and other open data activists committed to data and digital journalism.
Feel that chill in the air? It certainly can’t be winter in Austin, so it must be time for our annual Austin Web Bash (#awbash). Join us Tuesday, December 10, for Austin’s biggest year-end gathering of web folks. Last year we had more than 800 attendees! This year, we have a bigger space and expect an even bigger turnout. Hang out with members of dozens of tech and web meetups from around town. Catch up with old friends, and make some new ones.
Admission: Donate online or in person. Suggested donation is $5. 100% of proceeds go to the Caporal Assistance Network, a nonprofit focusing on fertility preservation for young adults in Central Texas who have been diagnosed with cancer.
NEW THIS YEAR: To make this year’s event even better, we’ve streamlined our charitable donation process and are accepting only cash donations. RSVP on Ticketbud to donate in advance, then simply check-in for your drink wristband when you arrive.
We’ve had a couple of great events this year. Let’s build on the momentum with some even better ones in 2014.
Possibilities are infinite: panel discussions with industry leaders, workshops on practical skills, pure networking and social gatherings… This is your opportunity to make the group serve you. We gather at the very hip Tech Liminal offices and brainstorm over pizza or maybe takeout Vietnamese food. Thank Susan Mernit for arranging the space! (We’ll all have to chip in for food.)
‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry! Join us as we celebrate the end of another news cycle at the annual ONA NYC Holiday Party at WeWork SoHo Lounge. Festive dress is encouraged!
All local journalists are welcome to network with members of the Online News Association, Asian American Journalists Association, and The Deadline Club. For $15, you’ll enjoy some great company, an open bar, and yummy food.
A special thanks to our generous sponsors, National Geographic and NewsCred, for helping make this event possible!
Planning to attend? Follow @ONANYC for more details and use the hashtag #ONANYC when tweeting about our events. We encourage you to take photos and videos and share them here on MeetUp!
2014 SXSW: Beyond Connectivity: Sharing News without the Web
Eliza Anyangwe, Editor, The Guardian - @ElizaTalks Kara Andrade, Co-founder, HablaCentro - @newmaya Sean McDonald, CEO, Social Impact Lab - @sean_mcdonald Trevor Knoblich, Digital Dir, Online News Assc - @MobileTrevor
The US still has a lot of areas, poverty areas in big cities for instance that have very low connectivity to the internet. And as much as they are not getting news from the outside, we are not getting news from within. — Trevor Knoblich