Welcome to Escuela Convoca of Investigative Journalism and Data, an initiative that focuses on teaching journalists and journalism students how to work with databases and the possibilities offered by technology to enhance investigative journalism. This school is driven by the Convoca team of reporters and programmers and is inspired by the best experiences of newsrooms in the world to produce research projects from data analysis and verification of data, permanent reporting and new digital narratives. Why do we do it? Because we need more people: professionals, students and citizens, to learn and explore new ways to publish stories of great public interest. Our goal is to create a network of professionals from various disciplines to generate new opportunities for investigative journalism and data analysis in Peru and Latin America.
We carry out training for professionals and students on techniques and methodologies of investigative journalism, fact-checking and creation of databases to promote the search for truth and new ways of telling untold stories of public interest.
We help implement data units to the media, universities and other organizations that are committed to quality content for audiences and new ways of collecting the readers’ voice.
We perform and promote online discussions and debates to enhance investigative reporting and data analysis in Latin America with various organizations and allies professional in the world.
We promote hackathons and various spaces for teaching the process of working with data with the participation of professionals, citizens and civil society organizations to generate projects and products that contribute to the generation of changes in Peru and Latin America.
We use and promote the use of the Transparency and Access to Information Law in the media, universities and organizations to strengthen surveillance of political and economic power, and the access to fundamental rights.
We developed digital and print publications with the best experiences of investigative journalism, data analysis and technological development. We focus on systematic methodologies and learning to make possible that other teams and citizens can replicate the experience.
El martes 28 de junio, la Escuela Convoca de Investigación Periodística y de Datos realizará junto a Oxfam Perú el taller para periodistas “El poder de las puertas giratorias y el lobby en las industrias extractivas”. Esta capacitación estará a cargo del reconocido investigador Francisco Durand de la Pontificia Universidad Católica, la periodista Milagros Salazar y el especialista en derechos indígenas Vladimir Pinto. La Escuela ofrece cinco becas para estudiantes del último año de universidades peruanas. Conoce aquí cómo puedes participar.por completar
Global meeting, held in Vienna, bringing together media publishers and entrepreneurs who have experience on the journalistic work they do. Convoca has participated as winner in the category "News Data app" of the Data Journalism Awards by the investigative series "Excesos sin Castigo”.
Meeting that met in Lillehammer (Norway) to renowned investigative journalists in the world, pioneers in working with data and security experts. Convoca participated in this conference which presented collaborative work, training was provided on investigative journalism techniques and different experiences on access to public information was shared.
Activity carried out by the Latin American Network on Debt, Development and Rights (Latindad) attended by journalists from the region who discussed about their work in the global research "Panama Papers". Reporters from the La Nación de Argentina, Estadio de Brasil, CIPER de Chile and Univisión attended.
For three days we dive into data and tools to delimit and explore stories on environmental issues in the context of the World Conference on Climate Change (COP 20) held in Lima. The activity was attended by editors of national media and also by Peruvian and foreign journalists.
Our director, Milagros Salazar, issued in the city of Iquitos (Loreto) workshops on data journalism and extractive industries. The activity was organized by Citizens Proposal Association and participated twenty reporters of this Amazonian department.
The team of Convoca issued a two-month course at the Ruiz de Montoya University, this course was issued to journalists, professionals and citizens interested in the use of databases to initiate journalistic projects and academic research.
Two members of Convoca participated in the UNESCO Chair in Communication and Culture of Peace in this classroom lecture organized by the Journalism Specialty at the University of Lima, which also involved the head of the Research Unit, Angel Paez and programmer Caesar Soplín.
Our director, Milagros Salazar, participate at the International Seminar on Communications, which had among its exhibitors the Colombian writer Alberto Salcedo Ramos. In the event, organized by the Academic Department of Communications of the PUCP, Milagros took part in the discussion on social networks and political communication.
Convoca and other digital communication Peruvian media presented the Iberoamericano Data Journalism Manual, and narrated how journalistic projects are developed from databases. The publication involved more than 40 professionals from Latin America, Spain and Portugal.