Finding Stories With Data

An introduction to the techniques of data journalism

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.

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.

8th Sept 2018
10:00 – 17:00

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

You can also claim a 10% discount if you book this course at the same time as our 2-day Data-Driven Investigations course. Please contact tom [at] tcij.org before booking your place if you’d like to claim this discount.