As Freedom of Information Act and Open data allow access to previously unavailable data, and new methods of gathering data become ever more feasible, journalists need the skills to be able to penetrate and make sense of vast datasets.
From the Migrant Files to the Panama Papers, data has been providing leads, analysis, evidence and explainers for some of the best, hardest hitting journalism of the past few years.
All our data training is taught by some of the top data journalists in the industry, with years of collective newsroom experience at the Guardian, FT, The Times, the BBC, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, ICIJ, Bloomberg, among others.
We teach beginner, intermediate and advanced use of software to help journalists sort through data sets and find stories. You can choose from, or a combination of:
- Data Acquisition
- Excel (beginners, intermediate and advanced levels, including stats)
- Data cleaning
- Coding for journalists
- Data scraping
- Data visualisations
Courses are taught using real datasets from British, EU and US sources, and our trainers are employed by well-known broadcasters or newspapers and have uses data journalism regularly throughout their careers. They are able to show participants examples of stories they have found through datasets and encourage them to do the same.