Registration open for the largest data journalism conference in Latin America

13 out de 2022, por OKBR


The 7th edition of Coda.Br celebrates 50 years of “precision journalism”, in a tribute to journalist Philip Meyer

Registration for the 7th edition of the Brazilian Conference on Journalism of Data and Digital Methods (Coda.Br 2022) is open. Aimed at journalists and civil society organizations, the event will be held in a hybrid way: online from 10/31 to 11/3 and in person on 11/5 and 11/6 at ESPM in São Paulo. Click here to subscribe.

The largest data journalism conference in Latin America will address topics such as citizen generation of data, transparency of public data, issues related to technology and privacy, and the celebration of 50 years of precision journalism.

The event features workshops on techniques for covering municipal budgets; rights in accessing public data; investigation of territorial and land data and even information about advertisements on social networks. The schedule also includes two bootcamps (intensive training) to introduce Python and R languages.

Names like Valmir Storti (GE), Clara Velasco (G1), Daniele de Jesus (UFBA), Eric Terena (Mídia India), Giulio Carvalho (Open Knowledge Brasil), Laís Martins (Núcleo Jornalismo), Carolina Moreno (TV Globo), Clara Sacco (data_labe), Marcelo Soares (Lagom Data), Fernando Barbalho (National Treasury), Maria Vitória Ramos (Fiquem Sabendo) and Juan Torres (IDP) – among others – are already confirmed. Click here to access the schedule.

Tribute to Philip Meyer

Finding the lead in the data, not published in releases or political statements. This is the job of precision journalism, which will complete, in 2023, half a century of existence. To commemorate the date, Coda. Br will promote a tribute to the creator of the concept, the American journalist Philip Meyer. The session “Half a century of precision journalism” will be held on Saturday (5) with the participation of Philip’s daughter, architecture professor Melissa Meyer, Lagom Data journalist Marcelo Soares; and guests. In addition to the panel that will address the journalist’s life and work, participants will also see an exhibition, with photos, documents and books written by the author.

Cláudio Weber Abramo Data Journalism Award

Coda will also host the award ceremony for the Cláudio Weber Abramo Data Journalism Award. In its fourth edition, the award recognizes the best works in the area, in four different categories: visualization, investigation, innovation and experimentation, and open data. The award is an initiative of Escola de Dados, in partnership with the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) and Transparência Brasil. The awards will take place at the closing ceremony of the event, on November 6th.

Check the ticket prices and guarantee your place at Coda.Br 2022

As in previous years, the panels, keynote presentations and the Cláudio Weber Abramo Data Journalism Award will be free and open to the public. The broadcast will be on the Escola de Dados YouTube channel.

Online workshops and bootcamps, in turn, will be closed activities for those who choose any of the payment methods and for participants in the Escola de Dados membership program. The links to participate in these activities, via Zoom, will be available on the page of each attraction. After the sessions, the recordings will also be available on their respective pages for those who have purchased one of the ticket modalities: online (BRL 50) and in person (BRL 250). Click here to subscribe.

The in-person workshops will only be available to those who opt for the full ticket, which costs R$ 250. Students are entitled to half-price upon proof with a document from the educational institution. Membership program participants have a 20% discount, paying R$200 for the ticket. The discount is not cumulative for students and members. Streams of these activities will also be available to online ticket purchasers and membership group participants.

250 scholarships will also be offered: 100 for online activities and 150 for face-to-face activities. Applications will be defined according to criteria of representativeness of gender, race and region. Click here to know how to apply for the scholarships.

Organized by Open Knowledge Brasil’s Escola de Dados Data School, and developed with the Google News Initiative, the event is a pioneer in integrating journalists and social scientists from the perspective of good practices in working with data. Click here to check the schedule, workshops and tutorials from the previous edition.