Talk by Sriharsha Devulapalli

The Center for Information Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP)

International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB)

organized a talk titled


Making sense of data in an Indian newsroom aka The (unofficial) Mint Guide to doing data journalism in India


Sriharsha Devulapalli

The Mint

15:45 hours – 17:15 hours, 5th May 2020 (Tuesday)

Venue: Zoom link will be sent to registered participants

26/C, Electronic City, Hosur Road, Bangalore

About the talk:

Data journalism in India is challenging. We at Mint take it a notch by doing it daily non-stop. Over the past year, we’ve done over 300 thoroughly researched data stories. In this talk, we take a look at our in house process of dealing with data on a daily basis. In a country like ours, where data isn’t necessarily error-free or without biases, the first part of the session takes a look at how we make sure we report the objective truth in a visually compelling way. In the second part of the talk, we take a quick walkthrough at the process of generating a story and visuals from scratch to end. (No deadline pressure and editors involved)

Speaker Bio:

Sriharsha Devulapalli is a developer with Mint. He is largely responsible for all the maps and charts at Plain Facts, Mint’s daily data journalism page. He has previously worked with the Urban Design Lab at Columbia University and Hyderabad Urban Lab. He is interested in all things at the intersection of data and graphics.