media140 will be participating in the ‘Statistics Extension Workshop’ at Idescat, Barcelona on the 18th May – curating a workshop entitled “The New Data Journalism”, presented by former media140 speaker Carlos Alonso.
The event is aimed at media professionals who share the difficulty of explaining the complex situation of the present day society, with so many names, indexes, percentages and data that are so hard to interpret. Idescat is aiming to provide the tools to help with this understanding, broaden perspectives in the possibilities of new technologies and collect professional views on the problems with communicating statistics to the general public.
With an increasingly connected society generating vast amounts of data, journalism has a relevant role in it to work, interpret, and convey the stories contained with the broad sets of raw data. The media140 session Carlos Alonso will take the participants through the journalistic process, outlining how to work with data and exploring the types of relationships, patterns, trends and anomalies that can be identified.
Carlos Alonso, is a journalist and communications specialist ‘online’ and cofounder of BCNMedialab. He writes about media and journalism in astillero.org.
The Statistical Institute of Catalonia (Idescat), in collaboration with the Catalan Society of Statistics launches the Extension Conference Statistics for professionals from different fields in which to understand and interpret statistics can play an important role in giving value to the information they provide.
To find out more visit http://www.idescat.cat/ – site in Català, Castellano and English