Data Journalism: redefining community awareness and decision making in Sudan

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The Data

I’m not going to define what data is in this section , but I’ll be giving you brief case studies and demonstrate data in a more digestible light.

History of Data Journalism

Data journalism is very old. You can take a look at Florence Nightingale (1858), and at John Snow’s Cholera Visualization.

Florence Nightingale’s Diagram on causes of mortality. — source: Source: https://medium.com/nightingale/from-the-battlefield-to-basketball-a-data-visualization-journey-with-florence-nightingale-c39571686dfc

Examples of data journalism ideas that could benefit Sudan

Data journalism helps in shaping awareness by providing detailed insights on challenges and issues. This will identify and point out who is accountable for these issues in order to set a plan and offer a solution. (State issues as topics in Sudan that would require the use of data journalism)

Examples of data journalism projects

1- Covid map Australia: tracking new cases, coronavirus stats and live data by state

Data blogs

Here are two data blogs that I recommend:

Data Journalists

There are many data journalists, but I recommend that you read for those people:

Conclusion

In conclusion, data journalism is an effective way to raise awareness, assist in decision making, and learn new things. The process of data journalism and the tools are available and easy to learn for anyone. It’s on the trend, but not new.

Sources:

[1]https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2011/jul/28/data-journalism

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Ahmed El-Affendi

I’m a coffeholic foodie data journalist, data scientist, writer, & storyteller. Interested in cinematics, language learning, books reading, music, & culture