Thursday, November 16 • 14:00 - 15:15
Drones, Sensors, & Satellites

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Investigative reporting has often acted as the R&D department of journalism. Data journalism came about because in the 1980s investigative reporters began tinkering with big mainframe computers to do their own analyses of government data. Here's a look at how enterprising journalists are pioneering three tech-driven fields for the media: the use of environmental sensors (India), drone aircraft (Philippines), and satellite imagery (Botswana).

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Sarah Wild

South Africa
Sarah Wild is a South African science journalist. She studied physics, electronics, and English literature at Rhodes University in an effort to make herself unemployable. It didn't work so she read for an MSc in bioethics and health law (Wits University), with a special focus on... Read More →

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Govind Ethiraj

Founder, IndiaSpend
Govindraj Ethiraj is a television & print journalist and founder & Managing Trustee of the award-winning www.indiaspend.org & www.factchecker.in, both public interest journalism efforts that use data to investigate and tell stories.  IndiaSpend is a member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) and its content is now widely published and cited in Indian print, digital and television media.A career business journalist who has reported and written on Indian bu... Read More →
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Joel Konopo

Managing Partner, INK Centre for Investigative Journalism
Joel Konopo is an investigative journalist and Managing Partner of INK Centre for Investigative Journalism, the only non-profit newsroom that produces stories in the public interest for organisations that have significant budgetary constraints in Gaborone, Botswana. Previously, he... Read More →
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Jeff Stein

Founder and CEO, Macroscope Media
Jeff Stein is Co-Founder and CEO of Macroscope Media, a San Francisco Bay Area-based startup that uses satellite imagery, technical data sources, artificial intelligence, and analytical tradecraft to do investigative journalism. Macroscope partners with major news organizations to... Read More →
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Raffy Tima

News Producer / Anchor, GMA Network Incorporated
Raffy Tima is a senior news producer and news anchor with GMA Network and its affiliate, GMA News TV in Manila, Philippines. He is considered a pioneer in drone journalism in the Philippines. Tima was one of GMA’s main reporter during the 2000 to 2004 series of kidnappings by the Abu Sayyaf Group, an Islamic extremist group in southern Mindanao, and the all-out war waged by the... Read More →

Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 105 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,