The African Investigative (Data) Journalism Conference
28 – 30 October
Wits University, Johannesburg
This year’s African Investigative Journalism Conference’s speaker list is top-notch. Apart from the usual investigative journo crowd, there’s plenty of data journalism happening: Al Jazeera’s Mohammed El-Haddad heads up AJLabs; Dorothy Otieno is the Data Editor at Nation Media Group; Alastair Otter and Laura Grant from the MediaHack Collective (often featured in Naked Data); Siyabonga Africa from the South Africa Media Innovation Program; fact-checking journo Ray Joseph; Lailah Ryklief and Adi Eyal (see above) from OpenUp; and our very own Adam Oxford. Forget an investigative journalism conference — it’s more like a data journalism conference.