Sensor Journalism Webinar Series kicks off today

Join The Open Knowledge Cast at 5pm ET tonight for a special conversation on Hangouts with Fergus Pitt from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism to kick off the Sensor Journalism webinar series. This webinar series will cover Tow’s report Sensors & Journalism, one of the most complete resources about the practice of sensor-enabled thus far. View the live stream here:

Open Knowledge Cast has invited speakers who are practitioners, educators, developers, experimenters, and supporters of sensor journalism to share and discuss their work, then hold a brief Q&A afterward. They 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). Each week during the month of March, a new topic in sensor journalism will be covered.

Topics to include:

  • An Overview of Sensor Journalism
  • Conservation Journalism
  • Sensor Design & Deployment
  • Toward an Education Model For Sensor Journalism
  • Internet of Things & Smart Cities
  • Ethics & Sensor Certification

Feel free to also submit questions or share the event on Twitter using the #sensorjourno15 hashtag. More info about the Sensor Journalism Series at

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.

This series is organized and hosted by the OKCast and the Sensor Journalism Lab. CITRIS is a proud media partner of this event.

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