Geospatial Powering New Age Journalism - A Workshop (6 April 2020 | 1000 - 1600 hrs)

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Background

The technology revolution has changed the way Journalism is practiced. The profession that once relied on video cameras, microphones and beat reporters for information gathering, is today seeing the use of satellite imagery, maps and other digital tools. Though we are still far away from bots taking over, the modern-day journalists ought to stay prepared for the digital transformation.

Geospatial Media and Communications has established itself as the most collaborative and interactive platform for the global g eospatial community worldwide, and is now ready to take the level of engagement to new heights through this event.

Objective

With mapping proving to be an excellent tool for storytelling and satellite imagery providing authenticity to reports from areas that are mostly inaccessible, the journalists of today and tomorrow have to go beyond the traditional forms of information gathering. Through this workshop, we intent to bring you up to date on the latest trends and practices in journalism.

The Plan

The 'Workshop for New Age Journalists' will provide you the opportunity to interact with top satellite imagery providers, mapping and data modelling experts, and location data analysts to get hands on training on how and when to use imagery, develop skills to draw interesting maps for new stories and carry out better data analysis through visualization.

Topics to be covered

Use of Satellite Imagery in Journalism
How to Make Maps for Story Telling
Social Media and Location Analytics Tools for Journalists
Power of Visualization Tools
UN Population Data Grid
Importance of Land Rights & How to Report on It

Instructors

Allen Carroll, Program Manager - Storytelling,  Esri,

Allen Carroll

Esri
Allen

Carroll

Program Manager - Storytelling
Esri
Alyson Marks, Communications Manager - SDSN TReNDS, USA

Alyson Marks

UNSDSN
Alyson

Marks

Communications Manager - SDSN TReNDS
USA
Anusuya Datta, Executive Editor, Geospatial Media and Communications, India

Anusuya Datta

Geospatial Media and Communications
Anusuya

Datta

Executive Editor
Geospatial Media and Communications
India
Janet Ranganathan, Vice President - Science and Research, World Resources Institute (WRI),

Janet Ranganathan

World Resources Institute (WRI)
Janet

Ranganathan

Vice President - Science and Research
World Resources Institute (WRI)
Umberto Bacchi, Journalist, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Georgia

Umberto Bacchi

Thomson Reuters Foundation
Umberto

Bacchi

Journalist
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Georgia

Media Attendees

Ahmed Zayeef, Staff Reporter, Prothom Alo, Bangladesh

Ahmed Zayeef

Prothom Alo
Ahmed

Zayeef

Staff Reporter
Prothom Alo
Bangladesh
Aleesha Matharu, Editor, LiveWire, India

Aleesha Matharu

LiveWire
Aleesha

Matharu

Editor
LiveWire
India
Alexander Kaufman, National Reporter, HuffPost,  USA

Alexander Kaufman

HuffPost
Alexander

Kaufman

National Reporter
HuffPost
USA
Annoh Abigail, The Ghananian Times, Republic of Ghana

Annoh Abigail

The Ghananian Times
Annoh

Abigail

The Ghananian Times
Republic of Ghana
Ashfaq Haque, Executive EDITOR, The Daily Star, Bangladesh

Ashfaq Haque

The Daily Star
Ashfaq

Haque

Executive EDITOR
The Daily Star
Bangladesh
Carla Lauter, Editor, GeoWeek News, USA

Carla Lauter

GeoWeek News
Carla

Lauter

Editor
GeoWeek News
USA
Caroline Robinson, Senior Editor,  BCS Maplines Magazine, USA

Caroline Robinson

BCS Maplines Magazine
Caroline

Robinson

Senior Editor
BCS Maplines Magazine
USA
Dev Goswami, Associate Editor, India Today, India

Dev Goswami

India Today
Dev

Goswami

Associate Editor
India Today
India
Elisha Sketchley, Digital Content Editor, PBC Today & BIM Today, UK

Elisha Sketchley

PBC Today & BIM Today
Elisha

Sketchley

Digital Content Editor
PBC Today & BIM Today
UK
Fabiano Maisonnave, Correspondent, Amazonas, Brazil

Fabiano Maisonnave

Amazonas
Fabiano

Maisonnave

Correspondent
Amazonas
Brazil
Jayashree Kini-Mendes, Editor, Construction Week India, Editor, Manufacturing Today, India

Jayashree Kini-Mendes

Editor, Construction Week India
Editor, Manufacturing Today
Jayashree

Kini-Mendes

Editor, Construction Week India
Editor, Manufacturing Today
India
Jon Tkach, Associate Publisher, Spatialsource.com.au & Position magazine,

Jon Tkach

Spatialsource.com.au & Position magazine
Jon

Tkach

Associate Publisher
Spatialsource.com.au & Position magazine
Jonathan Murphy, Founder and Editor, GoGeomatics, Canada

Jonathan Murphy

GoGeomatics
Jonathan

Murphy

Founder and Editor
GoGeomatics
Canada
Mahreen Mattoo, Program Manager - Water Mangement, Down to Earth, India

Mahreen Mattoo

Down to Earth
Mahreen

Mattoo

Program Manager - Water Mangement
Down to Earth
India
Myrna James Yoo, Managing Editor,  Apogeo Spatial, USA

Myrna James Yoo

Apogeo Spatial
Myrna

James Yoo

Managing Editor
Apogeo Spatial
USA
Ramesh Bhushal, Nepal Editor, The Third Pole, Nepal

Ramesh Bhushal

The Third Pole
Ramesh

Bhushal

Nepal Editor
The Third Pole
Nepal
Ratnadip Choudhury, Special Correspondent, NDTV, India

Ratnadip Choudhury

NDTV
Ratnadip

Choudhury

Special Correspondent
NDTV
India
Rehab Abdalmohsen, Freelance Journalist, SciDev.net, Egypt

Rehab Abdalmohsen

SciDev.net
Rehab

Abdalmohsen

Freelance Journalist
SciDev.net
Egypt
Santanu Bose, Senior Editor, Economic Times, India

Santanu Bose

Economic Times
Santanu

Bose

Senior Editor
Economic Times
India
Sharad Vyas, Deputy Editor, The Hindu, India

Sharad Vyas

The Hindu
Sharad

Vyas

Deputy Editor
The Hindu
India
Sudhakar Reddy Udumula, Senior Assistant Editor, Times of India, India

Sudhakar Reddy Udumula

Times of India
Sudhakar

Reddy Udumula

Senior Assistant Editor
Times of India
India
Tim Fernholz, Senior Reporter,  Quartz, USA

Tim Fernholz

Quartz
Tim

Fernholz

Senior Reporter
Quartz
USA
WILLIE SHUBERT, Global Program Director, Mongabay.com, USA

WILLIE SHUBERT

Mongabay.com
WILLIE

SHUBERT

Global Program Director
Mongabay.com
USA
Winnie Kamau, Data Journalist, President Association of Freelance Journalists,  Kenya

Winnie Kamau

President Association of Freelance Journalists
Winnie

Kamau

Data Journalist
President Association of Freelance Journalists
Kenya
Xavier Fodor, Founder, SIGMAG, France

Xavier Fodor

SIGMAG
Xavier

Fodor

Founder
SIGMAG
France