Sensor Journalism Webinar Series

Sensor Journalism Webinar Series
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 1:00am to Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 1:00am

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.

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. 


  • Tues, Feb. 24 @ 5PM ET -  Sensor Journalism Kickoff with Fergus Pitt, Tow Center for Digital Journalism
  • Sun, March 8 @ 1PM ET - Sensor Design and Deployment with Travis Hartman (KBIA noise pollution project), Matt Schroyer (DustDuino)
  • Sun, March 15 @ 2PM ET - Toward an Educational Module for Sensor Journalism with Catherine D'Ignazio (Emerson College, MIT Center for Civic Media), Don Blair (Public Laboratory of Science), Abbey Collins (Emerson College), Amy Schmitz Weiss (San Diego State University)
  • Sun, March 22 @ 2PM ET - Internet of Things & Smart Cities with Yodit Stanton (, Rob von Kranenberg (, Michael Wayne (Qualia Networks)
  • Sun, March 29 @ 2PM ET - Sensor calibration and certification with Puneet Kishor (Creative Commons)

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 #sensorjourno hashtag on Twitter and tag @OKCast and @dangerbui on Twitter.
  3. Suggest speakers for any of the above listed themes by e-mailing or media partners by emailing (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!

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