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OGP Datacamp: Data Journalism Workshop

A workshop in Paris on the eve of the OGP Global Summit about how to use government datasets.

Access to Information laws, supported by advances in technology, are resulting in more data being made publicly available than at any previous time in history. But what good is data if you don’t know how to use it?

OGP’s Data Journalism Workshop was offered as a side event to the OGP Global Summit in Paris on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. This special program for journalists, researchers and campaigners interested in learning how to understand government data sets was free of charge and accessible for English, French and Spanish speakers.

The day-long workshop introduced newcomers to the world of open data and data journalism — data analysis, visualization and reporting — and allowed experienced data journalists to share tips, ideas, and successes. Presentations included case studies of how data journalism has led to successful investigative reporting; the role of OGP in the Access to Information movement; and methods for clear and compelling data visualisation. Workshops provided participants with guidance on how to find, extract and analyze public data for a variety of needs.



08:45 – 09:00 Registration Inscriptions
09:00 – 09:05 Opening
Emilene Martínez (OGP) – Yamila García (Conocimiento Abierto Foundation)
Emilene Martínez (OGP) – Yamila García (Conocimiento Abierto Foundation)
09:00 – 09:20 Opening Remarks
Helen Darbishire (OGP Steering Committee
Remarques préliminaires
Helen Darbishire (Membre du Comité directeur du PGO)
09:20 – 09:40 In-Depth Look at OGP
Emilene Martínez (OGP Support Unit)
Analyse détaillée du PGO
Emilene Martínez (Secrétariat permanent du PGO)
09:40 – 10:20 Inspiring Data Journalism Stories
Romina Colman (La Nación, Argentina)
Présentation stimulate sur le Journalisme de données
Romina Colman (La Nación, Argentina)
10:20 – 10:40 Coffee Break Pause-café
10:40 – 11:20 Inspiring Data Visualization Stories
Christine Jeavans (BBC)
Présentations sur la visualisation de données
Christine Jeavans (BBC)
11:20 – 12:00 Panamá Papers and Data Journalism
Cécile Schilis-Gallego (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and Le monde Diplomatique)
Panamá Papers et journalisme de données
Cécile Schilis-Gallego ( International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) et Le Monde Diplomatique)
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch Déjeuner
13:00 – 13:30 Data Visualization
Johannes Friedrich – (World resources institute)
Visualisation de données
Johannes Friedrich – (World resources institute)
Project Planning of data journalism
Romina Colman (La Nación, Argentina
Planification de projet du journalisme de données
Romina Colman (La Nación, Argentina)
14:30 – 15:30 Intro to the tools of Data Journalism
Cedric Lombion (Community Coordinator of School Of Data)
Introduction aux outils du journalisme des données
Cedric Lombion (Community Coordinator of School Of Data)
15:30 – 17:30 Intro to Dealing with Data / Refining / Dataviz [OpenRefine Workshop]
Andrés Snitcofsky (Cargografías)
Introduction à la gestion de données / traitement / Dataviz [Atelier OpenRefine]
Andrés Snitcofsky (Cargografías)
17:30 – 18:00 Closing Conclusion


Andres Snitcofsky.
Project leader of Cargografías. Andres is a graphic designer and data visualization specialist for various projects.
Yamila García
Journalist; Executive Director of Conocimiento Abierto Foundation. Yamila works in diverse projects involving citizen participation and open data.


Christine Jeavans @chrisjeavans
Journalist and Visual Journalism team at the BBC News @bbcnewsgraphics
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Cécile Schilis-Gallego @csgallego
Data journalist and researcher for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and she contributed to the Panama Papers investigation.
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Cedric Lombion @clombion
Community Manager ot School of Data. Before joining the team Cédric worked as a project and community coordinator for Open Knowledge France.
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Romina Colman @colmanromi
Data Journalist at La Nación Data Argentina
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Open Government Partnership