Courses

We run scheduled training courses in a range of investigative skills.

Forthcoming course details appear below when they are confirmed, but you can also access the most recent past course details for information.

If you would like to discuss a bespoke programme of training for your organisation, or require more information about the range of skills we cover, please see our Bespoke Training section.

Web Scraping for Journalists

Faster than FOI and more detailed than advanced search techniques, scraping also allows you to grab data that organisations would rather you didn’t have – and put it into a form that allows you to get answers.


Three-day deep dive into Data Journalism

Take a deep dive into data journalism by combining “Finding Stories With Data” (13 December) with “Data-Driven Investigations” (14 & 15 December). We offer a 10% discount for booking both courses at the same time.


Finding Stories With Data

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you. In one day you will learn what data is available and how to find it, how to interrogate it and find facts or patterns in it which will lead, inform and enhance the stories you tell.


Data-Driven Investigations

This course will give participants an opportunity to take their core data skills to the next level and combine them with advanced internet research for rich, in-depth investigations.  


Past Courses

Introduction to Code for Journalists

Code can be an incredibly powerful way to get to a story quickly. If you want to understand how code is used in a newsroom to accelerate and enhance research – from collating and cleaning data to automatically monitoring public information – this course is for you. 


Introduction to Code for Journalists

Code can help with a wide range of journalistic research tasks, from collating and cleaning data to automating the monitoring of public information. If you want to learn coding skills to speed up and enhance your own research, this course is for you.


Finding Stories With Data

You’ve heard people talking about data, and data journalism and don’t know where to start? Then this one-day course is for you.


Data-Driven Investigations

This course will give participants an opportunity to brush up on core data skills and combine them with advanced internet research for rich, in-depth investigations.