Dates: April 24-26

Schedule Day 1 – April 24th

Time

Topic

Specifics

Trainer

9:00-11:00 am

progress reports

narrative & hyperlinks

Who have I talked to?

What have I found out so far?

Who do I still need to talk to?

What are the challenges and how can these be overcome?

Fikile Nsikilelo Moya, Mail & Guardian

Wisani Waka Ngobeni, Sunday Times

11:00-1:30

field trip: magistrate court

How do courts work?

How does the judicial system work?

What resources/information can be found where?

Fikile Nsikilelo Moya, Mail & Guardian

1:30-2:30 pm

lunch

2:30-5:00

investigation for television

deconstruction of investigative TV stories

Ruda Landman, Mnet-Carte Blanche

  

Schedule Day 2 – April 25

Time

Topic

Areas to be discussed

Trainer

9-10:30 am

the “nut graph”

the story in a nut shell

Christina Stucky

10:30-10:45

tea break

10:45-12:45

story mapping

identify central themes

brainstorming of all possible angles of topic

identify story focus

Christina Stucky

12-45-1:45 pm

lunch

1:45-4:15

PAIA

the Public Access to Information Act – when can you demand information and who from

Richard Calland, Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC)

 Schedule Day 3 – April 26

Time

Topic

Areas to be discussed

Trainer

9-10:45 am

number crunching 1

handling & making sense of figures, from company results to statistics with a specific focus on legal statistics;

Manoah Esipisu, Reuters

10:45-11:00

tea break

11:00-1:00 pm

number crunching 2

understanding sampling and stats compilation techniques, weightings and projections

Manoah Esipisu, Reuters

1:00-1:15 pm

wrap up

Birgit Schwarz, IJW

1:15-2:15

lunch

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