El Cronista Comercial is one of the leadest economical newspapers in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was founded in 1908 and it has the right to republish Financial Times' articles.
The leader news website in Latin America
Radio 10 is the leader Argentine talk radio. It broadcasts from Buenos Aires and it has plenty of affiliates in the country. The programme was in charge of journalist Marcelo Longobardi
with journalist Antonio Laje
The Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) in English was taught by Alberto Cairo, an internationally renowned expert in the field who developed an original syllabus for the course’s massive format.
The MOOC was focused on how to work with graphics to communicate and analyze data.
“Data visualization is a skill increasingly demanded by professionals from many areas. Journalists, designers, scientists, statisticians, business people and other professionals need to have some basic understanding of visualization to improve their messages. And the good news, even if you have never done an information graphic in your life, is that understanding how they work is quite easy. This is what this MOOC is about,” Cairo said in The Knight Center of Journalism website.
The Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) in English, “Data-Driven Journalism: The Basics gave participants an overview of what data-driven journalism is and how it is practiced in newsrooms in the United States. Besides learning about the basics of this increasingly vital discipline, students learnt how data is used in the media industry today, where to locate data, how to clean and analyze it critically, and how to optimize the presentation of information for maximum readability and interactivity.
The first stage of the course took place in London. The objective was to study the process of writing news reports with the model being undertaken by the international agency Reuters and other global news agencies. Practical exercises based on real business scenarios with press releases, financial reports and press conference were the key elements in the different assignments.
The second phase consisted of ten online classes and they developed in deep the concepts already discussed in the first stage.
The online course covered five areas:* Introduction to Journalism 2.0. Understand the opportunities and challenges of doing journalism in the digital age.* Web 2.0 and the Future. Learn how Web 2.0 sites extend the scope and responsibilities of journalists.* Blog, Last Minute Information and Titles (Writing for the Web). Examine and critique the blogosphere and learn how to write eye-catching headlines on the Internet.* Basic Principles of Multimedia. Learn the basics of photographic and audiovisual production and experiment with new technologies.* Planning Multimedia. Learn what a good news media is and how to write.
The course aimed to introduce techniques of online documentation, surf the database of official sites, learn to use the tools of 'Web 2.0', work with internet access and specialized software, use different e-governments sites, especially those related to country's budget.
Preferences were given to journalists working full-time for print and digital media, radio or television with at least three years experience.
The course is taught since 1998 under the auspices of ADEPA (the Association of Journalistic Entities of Argentina) and corporate sponsors. More than 300 journalist have attended the course, mostly from print media across the country. It includes workshops, delivery of materials and books, and the eventual realization of further trips abroad.
I am an Argentinian/Spanish journalist of 35 years old that plays in the profession for more than 15, always linked to the area of Economics, Politics and Finance. I currently hold the Multimedia Reporter position at BBC Mundo. I'm the former subeditor at Cronista.com, the daily economic - financial and business newspaper at El Cronista Comercial, Buenos Aires, Argentina. I began as a producer in several radio programs in Radio 10. Also, I was part of the team of Infobae.com and the production of different news editions of TV news Channel 9 and cable signals. I studied at the Teaching Trainning College and graduated as an English teacher. Lately I've been playing with visualizations and infographics. CV http://www.visualcv.com/analiallorente