The Google News Initiative in partnership with DataLEADS and the Department of Mass Communication, Assam Don Bosco University organized a day-long training data journalism workshop on 18 January 2023 at the School of Management Campus, Kharguli.

The workshop aimed at increasing media and data literacy in newsrooms, educational institutions and help journalists with tools and techniques of data collection, verification and visualization.

The workshop was a part of a series of training being conducted in 20 cities across India. In this full-day workshop held in Guwahati, participants received hands-on training on important data tools and approaches of Data Journalism. The sessions were conducted by Anoushka Dalmia, Data Journalism Trainer, DataLEADS. Mr. Ashis Arora, Director, and Ms. Jyoti Singh Rathore, Deputy Programme Manager, both from DataLEADS also participated in the day-long workshop.

A total of 125 journalists, media educators, data visualisers, researchers, and students from across Northeast India participated in the programme.