In practice, journalist require the most trusty and reliable information to disseminate messages to the public. There is no better way to do that than by aggregating facts, or data, and analyzing and providing that analysis in the most accessible way possible. To do so, journalists across sectors and media need a technology that is compatible with the realities of the modern newsroom and provides data analysis on the go. CartoDB is that technology for the new media sector.

CartoDB will be attending the fourth annual Jornada de Periodismo de Datos conference, organized by Open Knowledge Spain on data journalism and open data. This year, talks, workshops, and discussions will be focused on displaying data visually, digital literacy, open data, and security and privacy.

CartoDB’s Ramiro Aznar will be giving an introductory workshop on CartoDB for journalist and Ernesto Martínez will be hosting an advanced workshop. Join Erik Escoffier, as he talks about all the latest CartoDB news. Additionally, we’ll be hosting a happy hour later in the day. You can view the agenda for Friday, May 6 here.

As the U.S. continues to ramp up for the presidential elections this year, journalist and media outlets have a lot at stake with keeping the public informed and up-to-date with the latest in campaign news. How can your news outlet distinguish itself from the rest of the politico noise out there? Data-driven visualizations, that’s how! Join our ‘Mapping Elections’ webinar, tomorrow, hosted by Erik to learn how to build the most visually stunning elections maps.

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Happy Data Mapping!