Baseline survey open data, open government and data journalism in Ghanaian newsroom
The International Institute of ICT Journalism (Penplusbytes), Ghana's premier new media organization, is undertaking a baseline survey on how newsrooms in Ghana plans to take advantage of opportunities offered by open data, open government and how they are investing in data journalism skills development. This study is coming at the time, Ghana is expected to pass the Freedom of Information Law which will unlock droves of data for the newsrooms and the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) undertaking Ghana Open Data Initiative (http://data.gov.gh) to make government data online. The World Bank's Open Data initiative (http://data.worldbank.org/ ) is also making bank's lending operations data available.
An unparalleled open data opportunity to help journalists tell compelling high impact stories is now a present reality.
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