Barclays trains Journalists in Data journalism

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Barclays Absa in conjunction with Rhodes University’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies has again sponsored data journalism training for a group of journalists from 16 media houses in the country including Sunyani based Ark FM Radio Ltd.

The two day programme provided business journalists with a high-level refresher course on how to report on complex financial matters.  

The sixteen journalists were from Ghana News Agency (GNA), Citi FM, Luv FM Angel FM, Finder Newspaper, Business and Financial Times (B&FT), Daily Graphic, Joy News, Sky Power Radio, Angel FM (Ksi), Business Economy, Radio Justice (Tamale), Starr FM, Bryt FM and Ark FM Radio Ltd.

‘’Financial journalism is very important because it enables ordinary people to make sense of what is happening in the economy, and to take considered decisions,” Nana Essiefua Boison, Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations for Barclays said.

Dr Peter Verweij a renowned journalism trainer and veteran academic of Rhodes University of South Africa, guided participants through mapping the different routes in the data journalism landscape, using examples such as the sovereign debt crisis, financial inclusion, and GDP growth to social development.

Salomey Akosua Agyapong

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