ODAC is very proud to announce the launch of its latest free public resource: the Open Journalism Workshop. This has been completed with the generous funding of the Open Society Foundation. View the sister website at https://openjournalismworkshop.org.
The media environment in South Africa is not always conducive to investigative journalism. South Africa may have a free media, but the political environment presents many challenges in terms of accessing information – particularly information from the state. Within media houses, limited capacity and restrictive deadlines make it difficult to write stories that might require extensive, in-depth investigations.
In response, ODAC has launched this site as a resource for investigative journalists to help build their own capacity for reporting. It is an online workshop with three core modules:
- Open Data Journalism
- The Promotion of Access to Information Act
- The Protected Disclosures Act
Each module provides you with a different tool to assist your investigative journalism and accessing information. The site is very much an introduction to core concepts – and thus fairly simple in its content. Further, the structure is simple. Each module has a video lecture, an accompanying PowerPoint presentation, and several supplementary reading materials and videos. Each module ends with a short voluntary quiz which tests you on the core material.
International Institute for ICT Journalism