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Summer Conference Events

4 July 2019

Why Code?

A talk for those who are unsure on how knowledge of code can help journalists in their investigations. Leila Haddou talks to a developer, Max Harlow; a code newbie data journalist, Niamh McIntyre; and a code old-hand data journalist and editor, Helena Bengtsson.

4 July 2019

Web Scraping Without Code

How to use the import functions for scraping data into Google Sheets, building a basic scraper with websraper.io and OCR 3 ways.

5 July 2019

Open Source: The GRU Globetrotters, Tracking Clandestine International Operations

Tracking agents of the Russian secret service and their European operations requires employing the full range of open-source intelligence techniques. This class will show you many tips and tricks, while explaining how they were used in a range of investigations looking into GRU activities in Switzerland, Bulgaria and elsewhere.

5 July 2019

Online Toolkits and Resources for Data Journalists

First aid for your data journalism learning problems. When you’re diving into a new field of expertise, it can be overwhelming. Our trainer is here to help: tell her what you’d like to learn and why it hasn’t worked out so far, and she’ll try to point you to the online toolkit or resource you didn’t know you needed.

5 July 2019

Build a Better News Mousetrap: A Crash-Course in Design Thinking

Design thinking is a methodology for building better news products. It is used by some of the largest, most innovative news sites in the world to rapidly develop and test new products and features. In these hands-on workshops, we will learn the basics of design thinking, and how this approach has revolutionised the process.

5 July 2019

Accessing Information under FOIA

Session 1: This session will outline the basics of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and how you can apply it to your research, campaigns and investigations. We’ll go through the type of information that can be accessed from government bodies and how you can draft effective requests to get the most out of the Act.

5 July 2019

Covert Filming

This session on covert filming has evolved over the years into a state-of-the-art technical workshop looking at methods to acquire evidence for public interest investigations. It is taught by a leading undercover technician and an experienced television reporter who discuss the process and ethics of going undercover and look at the latest high-quality equipment.

5 July 2019

Creating Data Visualisations and Interactives with Flourish

In this session you’re going to learn how to make data visualisations and interactives using Flourish. Flourish is a tool that allows journalists and non-coders to create high-end data visualisations and interactives, it’s free for newsrooms.

5 July 2019

Excel

Excel 1: The Power of Data Analysis for Stories Data is everywhere and spreadsheets can help reporters to find story ideas in the data. This course introduces data analysis using Microsoft Excel. Participants will learn basic calculations, rates, ratios and analytic tools that generate story ideas.

4 July 2019

Data Journalism – Google Sheets

Googlesheets 1 Data journalism introduction: an overview of the seven building blocks behind data stories. The basics: using Googlesheets to carry out basic calculations and percentage increases. Googlesheets 2 Finding your top line: sorting and filtering in Googlesheets/Excel.