The Cenozo Data Journalism and Research Training 2020 is currently ongoing for women journalists.
Are you a female journalist from Nigeria, Burkina Faso, or Mali? Or do you have an interest in research and data journalism?
Then, to read and follow the procedures for how to submit, this article is exclusively for you.
Cenozo claims that data journalism paves the way for the company’s women to be able to do quality investigative analysis.
Not actually quitting their normal place of employment, thus.
Misconceptions tend to restrict woman journalists‘ investment in investigative journalistic activities.
Whereas social constraints most frequently confine women to secondary positions in the media in the Sahel and other areas in West Africa.
All of these are to allow them to improve their skills and practice Cenozo ‘s opening investigative reporting.
This is to the detriment of woman journalists.
What is journalism?
The practice of collecting, analyzing, producing, and presenting news and information is journalism.
It is the product of these operations as well.
Journalism may be separated by its distinctive attributes and procedures from other operations and goods.
Not only can these features differentiate media from other modes of communication, but they are also what make it important for democratic societies.
History shows that the more democratic a society, the more it appears to provide news and information.
What makes journalism different from other forms of communication?
The planet, and the online world in particular, is filled with connectivity.
However, the vast amount of this correspondence is not news and, in fact, not journalism.
According to network security firm Symantec, almost 70 percent of email traffic is spam.
There was an average of 175 million tweets a day in 2012. But according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, almost all, 99 percent, consisted of “pointless babble.”
While journalism occupies a far smaller room than the media universe’s chat, culture, viewpoint, assertion, advertisement, and misinformation, it is nevertheless viewed as more important than any of the “things out there.”
The value flows from its mission of delivering validated knowledge to individuals.
They will use the best judgment and their practices to make better decisions, the most important of which is a structural process.
A verification discipline that journalists use to find not just the evidence, but also the “truth about the evidence.
What is the purpose of journalism?
“The object of journalism,” written in The Elements of Journalism by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel, “is not described by technology, by journalists, or by the strategies they employ.”
Instead, “the ideals and intent of journalism are determined by something more fundamental: the role news plays in people’s lives.”
News is the portion of contact that keeps us aware of the outside world’s shifting activities, challenges, and characters.
The key importance of reporting, while it can be informative or even entertaining, is as a medium to inspire the educated.
Therefore, the aim of journalism is to provide people the facts they need in order to make the best possible choices about their lives, their families, their cultures, and their governments.
Journalism for the facts
Strong decision-making relies on individuals getting true, credible evidence set in a relevant context.
In an absolute or metaphysical context, journalism does not seek the facts, but in a capacity that is more down to earth.
Both truths are subject to reform, including the laws of science, but we work with them in the meantime because they are important and they survive, “Kovach and Rosenstiel write in the novel.”
They continue journalism, thereby finding “a realistic and usable type of reality.”
In the absolute or metaphysical or empirical sense, it is not the facts, but rather a pursuit of’ the realities from which we will work on a daily basis.’
This “journalistic reality” is a mechanism that starts with the assembly and testing of evidence by professional discipline.
Then journalists attempt, subject to further scrutiny, to communicate a reasonable and accurate account of their meaning.
In order for readers to make their own interpretation of the information, journalists should be as open as possible about sources and practices.
Even in a world of increasing voices, the cornerstone on which anything else is constructed is “getting it right”: meaning, perception, comment, criticism, analysis, and discussion. The greater reality arises from this platform over time.
What’s a journalist doing?
Asking who is a journalist is the wrong issue since anybody can create journalism.
Around the same time, actually engaging in journalism-like activities-snapping a cell-phone photograph at the scene of a fire or producing news and comment web site-does not create a journalism commodity on its own.
There is a contrast between the act of journalism and the final product, even though it does and sometimes does.
The journalist puts the general interest above all else and uses such tools to obtain and evaluate what he or she finds, the basis of which is a verification discipline.
Women in Journalism
Established 25 years ago by Eve Pollard, Women in Journalism is a not-for-profit group that gives its members advice and encouragement.
At any point in their careers, they come from varied social and cultural backgrounds and function across all channels in the UK and overseas.
Individuals who work in journalism include those women in journalism.
As journalism became a discipline, women were barred from entry to journalism jobs by custom, and within the discipline, they encountered substantial sexism.
Nevertheless, long before the 1890s, women worked as editors, authors, sports commentators, and journalists.
Cenozo Data Journalism
In Mali, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso, Cenozo data journalism was created.
This is a call for applications for data journalism preparation and also for applied data analysis.
Cenozo is a groundbreaking initiative in West Africa for data-based cross-border investigations.
One of its missions is the financing and organization of cross-border area inquiries.
As such, impact-building and the fight against injustice, abuses of human rights, organized crime, and extremism.
Promoting good government activities and reinforcing local journalists’ expertise.
Cenozo Confident Mediator
The main point of communication between Latin America, North Africa, Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, and parts of Asia is West Africa.
Yet it remains hugely underdeveloped.
As a hub for investigative journalism in the area, Cenozo has secured a safe space for foreign partners.
Comprising trustworthy experts to interact and appreciate in their own context the effects of West Africa.
Inquiry into Journalism
With independent, high quality standards, journalism is free.
It is the secret to leading to transparency and successful public policy promotion.
Hence, the pursuit of democracy and democratic governance in West Africa.
Cenozo Innovation Plan
In media, fields related to data collection, internet investigation, financial research, and evidence checking are so critical.
Which has made Cenozo aware that journalism is developing.
Therefore, all the creative strategies on the market are too challenging to execute.
All is to provide the region with well-structured and stronger effect journalism.
In Nigeria, Mali, and Burkina Faso, it is available to woman journalists working for the public.
You have to have completed at least one big survey or study already.
You should have career experience of between 3 and 10 years as well.
You must have an interest in data problems as well.
Then, you must have a project for the survey.
You need to import and even complete the form, unlike other application methods.
Then submit the paper to [email protected]
Applicants must explain their degree of expertise by adding to their submission the following:
A cover letter
Shall bind a robust curriculum vitae
Copies of recorded surveys or records (audio or videos) may also be attached.