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.

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.

There are lots of courses which teach data journalism skills training, but no others have the specific focus on using the tools and techniques for investigations and holding power to account that is from the Centre for Investigative Journalism’s speciality.

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
Goldsmiths students – £45

You can also claim a 10% discount if you book this course at the same time as our 2-day Data-Driven Investigations course. To book the course combo click HERE.

All courses are held at Goldsmiths, University of London and run from 10am-5pm.