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Thursday, August 11 • 14:00 - 14:50
Get smart: Making the most of data

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Demo plus Q&A with two former Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellows from the U.S.

Big project, small team: An introduction to the processes, resources, and open-source tools that small newsrooms can use to help create interactive storytelling experiences with a small team and limited budget.
Julia Smith, Institute for Nonprofit News (US)

Autotune the news: The value of open-source tools for newsrooms, and how your team can make the most of developing visualisations and charts that can be reused to bring different stories and datasets to life.
Kavya Sukumar, Vox (US)

This session is supported by Knight-Mozilla OpenNews.

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Julia Smith

Design lead, Institute for Nonprofit News
Julia Smith is the Design Lead for the Institute for Nonprofit News, a nonpartisan journalism organization that provides business and technology services to more than 110 nonprofit newsrooms across the United States. At INN, Julia produces custom editorial projects for INN's member organizations and helps support Largo, an open-source WordPress framework for news websites. Julia comes to INN from the Center for Investigative Reporting... Read More →
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Kavya Sukumar

Storytelling tools engineer, Vox Media
Kavya Sukumar is an engineer on Vox Media's storytelling tools team where she works with all Vox Media brands including Vox, The Verge, SB Nation and Recode. After more than six years in the tech industry, she switched careers to journalism on a whim and has not looked back since. She has reported and written stories, worked on investigative projects, made data visualizations, built tools and rewritten large parts of a CMS. Before joining Vox... Read More →


Thursday August 11, 2016 14:00 - 14:50
Chauvel Cinema 2 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW