Digital and data skills for journalists and media makers

The seven-part workshop series is a deeper dive in skills such as using maps, social media verification and many more

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Jamlab will be offering digital and data skill workshops every Thursday from 7th March right through to 2nd May.

These workshops cover the essentials of digital data gathering and storytelling from advanced search to verifying social media sources to getting data out of government sources.

The 7 part workshop series is a deeper dive in digital and data skills focusing on the following:

Super Search

Date: Thursday, 7 March
Time: 10am-12pm
Description: How to use Google properly, as well as other specialist search engines, including picture search and back-search
Level: Beginner
Trainer: Alastair Otto

Internet super tools

Date: Thursday, 14 March
Time: 10am-12pm
Description: Finding and using the many tools available to journalists on the internet
Level: Beginner
Trainer: Alastair Otto

Social Media Sleuthing

Date: Thursday, 21 March
Time: 10am-12pm
Description: How to learn about a person through their social media networks
Level: Beginner
Trainer: Alastair Otto

Using the Promotion of Access to Information Act

Date: Thursday, 4 April
Time: 10am-12pm
Description: Using the law to access information
Level: Beginner
Trainer: Nobukhosi Zulu

Using Maps

Date: Thursday, 18 April
Time: 10am-12pm
Description: Simple ways to create and use maps to enhance your story (for those who don’t know how to code or use GPS co-ordinates)
Level: Beginner
Trainer: Alastair Otto/ Laura Grant

Forensic Journalism

Date: Thursday, 25 April
Time: 10am-12pm
Description: Case studies of how journalists used Google Earth and satellite imagery to nail stories
Level: Beginner
Trainer: Alastair Otto

Social Media Verification

Date: Thursday, May 2
Time: 10am-12pm
Description: How to verify social media information to avoid fake news
Level: Beginner
Trainer: Africa Check

Tshimologong full-time members and persons looking to attend more than one workshop to contact marketing@tshimologong.joburg for discount codes:

R150 off the total for two sessions
R300 off the total for three sessions
R500 off the total for four sessions

Please click here to register for the workshops