Audio is one of the most versatile and flexible media there are. It is one of the most simple yet effective ways of getting a message across, and over the years it has transformed passing through soundwaves across the world in the form of radio shows, music, and nowadays, podcasts.
Radio Paraclete, a radio station guided by the holy spirit as its name indicates, has been broadcasting in the diocese of Gbarnga, in Liberia, since early 2020. This radio station was born from Bishop Anthony Borwah’s vision to evangelize through the use of the media, for which he contacted SIGNIS Services Rome to turn it into a reality.
By getting to this point, some of the important steps in the data analysis process are complete, but the data you’ve just analyzed can be difficult to understand because it is extensive, complex, and is scattered across a collection of spreadsheets and documents. For this, there is a need to do some work on data visualization and interpretation.
Data analysis brings order and structure to the data you’ve collected, turning individual pieces of data into actionable information. Through data visualization you interpret and communicate your results. Then, with the process of interpreting the data, you attach meaning to them.
Communication has greatly evolved over time. The way that we talked, moved, and interacted with each other was different a hundred years ago, but also very different just a few years back. Even if as communicators, we embrace and understand the art of communicating, we have had to be resilient and adapt to what the public needs from us in current times.
We looked at the tools that are useful for you to plan the monitoring and evaluation of your project and now it is time to explore together the tools that will help you to be accountable and learn. There are three tools: Feedback-and-response mechanism flowcharts (FRMs), the Communication Plan and the Learning Plan, which we will analyze to give a clear idea about each of them and how to use them.
Let’s introduce the second phase of the M.E.A.L. system: planning. Logic models provide a map of M.E.A.L activities and planning tools allow you to successfully use that map. M.E.A.L. planning tools are used to develop comprehensive plans to answer the question: “how will we collect, analyze, interpret, use, and communicate M.E.A.L. information throughout the life of the project?”.
Learning how to build the logframe, one of one of the key elements of the M.E.A.L. System is one of the first and main steps to tackle. In this module we will walk you through each step and explain the different approaches you can use depending on what the goal of your media project is.