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THISAM Workshop | IMEdD workshop for “Reporting on Covid data”

IMEdD workshop for “Reporting on Covid data”, Dos and Don’ts in Data Analysis-The case study of iMEdD Lab’s Covid tracker: Data collection, processing and structuring with the use of Python held by Thanasis Trouboukis and Kelly Kiki (Project Managers Lab, Journalists at IMEdD). 

Key points by Ioanna Georgia Eskiadi 

Reporting for data, and especially for Covid, is a complex work that needs a lot of research. In Greece, when starting look for data during the Covid-19 pandemic was only the National Health Organization for public health still publishing daily report about the pandemic. But the evident briefings were published only in pdf files. And there comes the tabula, an application that helps “read” the data and transfer them to programming languages in order to give you results. There is a great need for open and structured information that comes from the public sector, the government and official bodies to be over the place instead of structured data sets. The worst scenario in data world is closing everything in pdf files. When you see “tables”, your work becomes much more complicated. Working with data is a complex work where you have to deal with a lot of issues daily. 

About THISAM 
The 5th Thessaloniki International Summer Academy on Media is organized by School of Journalism and Mass Communications of Aristotle University Thessaloniki (AUTh), Jean Monet of European Union Public Diplomacy along with other partners  under the title: “New trends in Media and Journalism: Turning crisis into opportunity”.

 Special emphasis is given on the topics:
1. Disinformation, Science Journalism / News Literacy
2. Crisis Communication
3. New business models in Media Organisations