Big data, big stories
big interventions
How evidence based stories
influence policy.
“ Data journalism is the art and
practice of finding stories in
data…and then retelling
them.”
Data journalism?
“ Data has shaped the way I look at facts
in the pursuit of truth in the stories I tell”
Paul Wafula , Internews data jour...
Why now?
The dynamic nature of
digital and data tools
has transformed the
media.
Open data
culture.
Feature on men who
have sex with men and
how sigma could be
slowing down progress
in fight against HIV.
The
invisible
brid...
- Investigation of safety net program.
Formula of distributing funds.
Compared poverty levels & share of funds
Robbing
the...
Feature on condoms
Exposed harmful practice
of reuse of condoms.
Exposed a national condom
shortage
Condom
reuse
Impact & ...
A perfect springboard
to tackle public health topics,
and to track spending and
social development.
Data
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Big data, big stories big interventions :How evidence based stories influence policy.

  1. 1. Big data, big stories big interventions How evidence based stories influence policy.
  2. 2. “ Data journalism is the art and practice of finding stories in data…and then retelling them.” Data journalism?
  3. 3. “ Data has shaped the way I look at facts in the pursuit of truth in the stories I tell” Paul Wafula , Internews data journalism fellow Data journalism cuts across sectors. Why it matters It analyses complex dynamics that cause political and development initiatives to succeed or fail, people to become sick or well and inequality to grow or shrink. It transforms journalism into a powerful tool for accountability and constructive engagement.
  4. 4. Why now? The dynamic nature of digital and data tools has transformed the media. Open data culture.
  5. 5. Feature on men who have sex with men and how sigma could be slowing down progress in fight against HIV. The invisible bridge Raising awareness Impact - K24 invited the only gay candidate in last year’s general election for the legislature to talk about the issue.
  6. 6. - Investigation of safety net program. Formula of distributing funds. Compared poverty levels & share of funds Robbing the poor Following the numbers Impact - Minister the Labor Cabinet Secretary revealed that millions were handed out to ghost recipients, and announced the steps he was taking to ensure that potential beneficiaries are vetted independent. Enlisted Safaricom’s to help distribute the funds through Mpesa.
  7. 7. Feature on condoms Exposed harmful practice of reuse of condoms. Exposed a national condom shortage Condom reuse Impact & influencing change Impact - UNFPA and the government to allocate funds to revers the shortage.
  8. 8. A perfect springboard to tackle public health topics, and to track spending and social development. Data

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