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Sensor Journalism Series with OKCast

Some exciting news! There’s going to be a webinar series on sensor journalism starting in March 2015.

The idea is to invite speakers who are practitioners, educators, developers, experimenters, and supporters of sensor journalism to share and discuss their work, then hold a brief Q&A afterward. We hope to expand on existing research on sensor journalism, as captured by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism’s Sensors & Journalism report, along with best practices, as learned through experience and experiment (e.g. DustDuino, the Open Water Project). Everyone’s invited — including you!

Details and updates here.

All the sessions will be archived and hosted on the OKCast website in an effort to build a working knowledge base for sensor journalism beyond informal discussions and meetings on and offline.

Schedule

(Check back for updates.)

March 8: Sensor design, development, and deployment

March 15: Toward an educational model for sensor journalism

March 22: Internet of Things (IoT) & smart cities

March 29: Ethics, calibration, and certification of sensors

What you can do

  1. Attend the webinar! Schedule coming soon. The series starts March 2015(ish).
  2. Help share this announcement to tell others this is happening! Use the #sensorjourno hashtag on Twitter and tag @OKCast and @dangerbui on Twitter.
  3. Suggest speakers for any of the above listed themes by e-mailing LilianBui@gmail.com or media partners by emailing theokcast@gmail.com. (We’ve already begun reaching out to a few.)
  4. Volunteer to host a synchronous live local event around the Unhangouts! Know of a group of friends or colleagues who might want to convene somewhere to stream the Unhangouts? You can host a local live streaming event where you are to tune in. Make sure you let us know if you’re doing this so we can help you coordinate!

I’m stoked to be helping host this and hope that you find the series helpful in connecting you with people working in this space, creating a wider critical dialogue around sensors & storytelling, and building a resource for best practices and lessons learned for this work.

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