Data Journalism #28 how to be a visual data journalist for the BBC in India


Meetup #28 will be held at General Assembly, 509 7th Street NW, 3rd Floor. If lost or questions, please email Flavius flaviusoxford(at) or text[masked].

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What does a visual data journalist for the BBC in India do?


SHADAB NAZMI, a visual data journalist with the BBC in New Delhi, India, will talk about the work, challenges, and opportunities of data journalism in India today, covering election cycles and conducting investigations. He will also share about researching the dark web and designing a Google Chrome extension for journalists that he created to shorten the workflow when quoting growth and other economic and social data from the World Bank. The Chrome extension connects with the World Bank API and Shadab will show a prototype.

Shadab was the editorial lead on a team of five people who created a website covering the 2019 India elections in 11 languages and personalizing the experience for its readers by going beyond the traditional narratives. On election day in May 2019, Shadab's team provided a dashboard of live election results simultaneously in 11 languages using a social media graphic style to deliver the results to readers based on their selected preferences.

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