Recover Alaska Media Project

In the final phase of the Recover Alaska Media Project, reporters from news organizations that spanned across the state gathered at the University of Alaska Anchorage for a fellowship training in data journalism.

Reporters from KYUK radio Bethel, KSKA radio Anchorage, KNOM radio Nome, KTVA Channel 11 television Anchorage, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner newspaper Fairbanks in partnership with KTUU Channel 2 television Anchorage, two University of Alaska Fairbanks journalism students and LegHead report (an online-only political news site based in Kodiakwith a subject focus on alcohol in Alaska) learned how to visualize data.

Over the next several months, final projects will use data to tell the story of alcohol use in Alaska.

Learning better ways to compile data and then present it in a way that is easily digestible for readers. Also really liked how Abraham and Lam talked about good data vs. bad data. There’s a lot of bad data out there and being able to spot it is important for journalists.

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