Announcing: The Sensor Journalism Webinar Series

Sensor Journalism Series hosted by the OKCast and Sensor Journalism Lab

Some exciting news! There’s going to be a webinar series on sensor journalism starting in March 2015. This is a new experiment for us at the OKCast, using a more collaborative, community-building approach to our coverage.

We’ve invited speakers who are practitioners, educators, developers, experimenters, and supporters of sensor journalism to share and discuss their work and participate in a Q&A. We hope to expand on existing research on sensor journalism, as captured by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism’s Sensors & Journalism report, along with best practices, as learned through experience and experiment (e.g. DustDuino, the Open Water Project). Everyone’s invited — including you!

Details and updates here .

All the sessions will be archived and hosted on the OKCast website in an effort to build a working knowledge base for sensor journalism beyond informal discussions and meetings on and offline.


(Check back for updates.)

March 8.

March 15.

March 22.

March 29.

Themes & Topics

  • Citizen, homebrew, grassroots sensing
  • Smart/responsive cities, Internet of Things
  • Toward an educational model for sensor journaliss
  • Law, ethics, privacy, surveillance
  • Drone journalism and aerial mapping
  • Mobile sensing
  • A Critical Look at Sensor Data

What you can do

  1. Attend the webinar – RSVP now! The series starts March 2015(ish).
  2. Help share this announcement to tell others this is happening! Use the #sensorjourno15 hashtag on Twitter and tag @OKCast and @dangerbui on Twitter.
  3. Suggest speakers for any of the above listed themes by e-mailing [email protected] or media partners by emailing [email protected]. (We’ve already begun reaching out to a few.)
  4. Volunteer to host a synchronous live local event around the Unhangouts! Know of a group of friends or colleagues who might want to convene somewhere to stream the Unhangouts? You can host a local live streaming event where you are to tune in. Make sure you let us know if you’re doing this so we can help you coordinate!

Alex Fink

Editor & Host at The OKCast
In addition to hosting the OKCast, I am a Ph.D. student in Youth Studies at the University of Minnesota. I study methods of making research to document injustice and resistance available to young people to create social change. My particular focus is on the political economy and ecology of data, including data collection, data use, data access/sharing, data economics, and the ideologies surrounding it.

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