Data Journalism: Storytelling in Malaysia with Big Data [#bdw13]

hosted by Taylor's University and Big Data Malaysia

Lecture Theatre 11, Taylor's University

Start: Friday, 26 Apr 2013 14:30

End: Friday, 26 Apr 2013 17:00

  • About

    There's nothing new about basing journalism on reputable data.  But now, data sets are getting massive and becoming more widely available through the Internet. Big data offers journalists a new resource for telling stories, provided journalists can find the key facts and represent data in a way that still respects journalism codes of practice. In this panel we discuss emerging data journalism trends and how big data can be harnessed - reliably - for bringing relevant stories to the public.

    We will cover the following focus points:

    • How is big data changing journalism?
    • Who is, or should be, involved with data journalism? Can anyone do it?
    • What skills are needed to make data journalism the industry standard?
    • What will be the wider societal effects of data journalism in Malaysia?



    This event is part of the global Big Data Week festival - check out all the other events happening in KL!

    If you have any questions about this event or any other part of Big Data Week, please feel free to contact Tirath Ramdas (tramdas `at`

  • Who should attend

    This event is open to the public and anyone can attend. However, we especially encourage participation from anyone with the following background:
    • Journalism and Big Data profesionals, academics, and students.
    • Government/NGO/Corporate representatives providing or planning to provide open data access.
    • Organisations using infographics for public communication.
    • Data journalism hobbyists.

    Although technology is obviously relevant to this event, our focus here is the broader implications of technology. Therefore, a technical background is not required to take something away from this.

  • Agenda

    The format for this event is to have each panelist present for 10-15 minutes. This will then be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

    Our panelists will be:

    • Premesh Chandran, CEO, Malaysiakini
    • Niki Cheong, Digital Culture Commentator
    • Joethi Sahadevan, Lecturer, Taylor's University
    • Khairil Yusof, Co-founder, Sinar Project

    The moderator for the panel will be Sandra Hanchard, Researcher, The Swinburne Institute.

    Light refreshments will be served.

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  • Directions

    Event venue address

    Jalan Taylors, Subang Jaya 47500 Selangor Malaysia
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