Finding Stories With Data
An introduction to the techniques of data journalism
Start yourself on the path to becoming a data journalist.
This one-day course will provide you with the practical skills that modern newsroom recruiters are looking for.
In one day you will learn what data is available and how to find it, how to interrogate it using software such as MS Excel or Google Spreadsheets, and then find facts and/or patterns in it which will lead, inform or enhance the stories you tell.
Guided by one of our data training team, with collective decades of experience pushing the frontiers of data-driven investigations, you’ll come away with the skills to start gathering, interviewing and presenting data for your own reporting projects.
Why should you know how to find stories in spreadsheets? Data analysis has become an indispensable tool for investigative reporting and research, but also a very sought-after skill for beat reporting. By crunching a few numbers or learning to aggregate, you can discover whether a problem is systematic or incidental, find the good or bad news story at a graph’s glance, or discover the devil in the detail.
Booking your place
Large Organisations (10+ staff) – £139
Small Organisations (<9 staff) – £109
Freelancers – £89
Students – £59
20% Discount for Goldsmiths students – contact tom [at] tcij.org to register for discount