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Over three hundred and fifty people attended the tenth Power Reporting conference held in early November 2014 at Wits University, Johannesburg. African delegates, South African journalism students, international speakers, the SA data journalism team, journalists from South Africa’s media houses, packed the classes to exchange ideas and skills.
Rafael Marques de Morais (above right), from Angola, delivered the Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture. Other key note speakers included mining expert Jock McCulloch, Tom Burgis of the Financial Times, Daniel Öhman of Swedish Radio, French film maker Arnaud Dressen of HonkyTonk Films, and forensic accountant Raj Bairoliya.
You can continue to be inspired and improve your skills by downloading speakers’ presentations (see right) where you will also find photos, videos and audio.
Power Reporting, hosted by Wits Journalism, is an annual conference for journalists who want to sharpen their skills and their minds. It is a working conference at which experienced investigative journalists share their knowledge, and where even the most experienced can learn new skills, particularly in the field of data journalism.
It is a conference for journalists and about journalism.
The next conference will take place from 2 – 4 November 2015. Registration will open in August 2015. There will be bursary schemes for SA journalism students, community newspaper journalists in South Africa, and for African (but not South African) journalists. Bursary applications will open in August 2015.
Power Reporting Programme 2014 – Download pdf
Power Reporting 2014 Data Journalism Classes – Download pdf
Power Reporting 2014 Speaker Biographies – Download pdf
The First National Bank Building, Wits University East Campus – MAP
We use the Parktonian and the Devonshire in Braamfontein and Stay City in Berea to accommodate delegates and speakers. Transport will be organised from these hotels to the conference each day.
Power Reporting 2013
The 2013 conference is now over. It was a great conference, with lots of great speakers, everyone sharing skills and experience. Our thanks to everyone who came and everyone who made it happen. See below for links to the conference.