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Summer Conference Events

30 June 2022

Wood for the Trees: Data-Driven Environmental Journalism

This session, led by an expert in leveraging the techniques of data journalism to produce deforestation and climate change investigations, takes attendees through the practice and pitfalls of covering the environment.

29 June 2022

Data Journalism – Google Sheets – Hands-On

This three-part hands-on express data journalism course will introduce you to the basics of data analysis in Google Sheets. Suitable for beginners.

30 June 2022

Keeping it local: Inspiring Regional Reporters to Use Data Journalism Tools for Their Stories

Helena Bengtsson is Data Editor at Gota Media, Swedish publisher of 13 local titles. In this session she explains how to educate, train and work directly with local reporters to produce both title-specific data stories and projects which can be shared across the other titles.

30 June 2022

Trase: Investigating Deforestation in Supply Chains

Global trade in soy, beef, palm oil and other agricultural commodities is driving tropical deforestation. Governments, businesses and financial institutions have pledged to halt deforestation, but only with transparency in supply chains can these commitments be meaningfully assessed.

30 June 2022

Finding Stories with Data – Hands-On

You may already know something about data journalism, but are unsure how to start an actual story. In these sessions we will delve into some real data, looking for a real story, starting with an idea, downloading the data, cleaning it, exploring it, and finding the leads to stories in it –using the methods you would need in a data-led enquiry, and in the order you would use them.

29 June 2022

What Can R Do for Your Investigations?

So you’ve got the fundamentals of data journalism down. You’re interrogating spreadsheets like a pro and able to use pivot tables like the data Swiss-army-knives they are. But sooner or later you know you’ll come up against a dataset so big it’s going to crash Excel if you even try to open it.

5 July 2021

Trase.earth: Deforestation and Supply-Chain Investigations

At this free workshop, you’ll learn about the importance of covering forest-risk commodity trading, the impacts of the production of key commodities

7 July 2021

Investigating Covid Contracts

The COVID-19 response has put a spotlight on health sector spending, be it protective equipment for front-line staff, vaccines, or medicines. Globally, US $13 trillion is spent on contracts with private companies each year and spending on health is one of the largest areas – and also one of the most opaque.

7 July 2021

Aleph: the Tool that Turns Data into Leads

This free session is designed to give you an introduction to Aleph, the tool that turns data into leads.

5 July 2021

No Country Left Behind? The Indian Covid-19 catastrophe

With the desperate Covid-19 situation in India continuing to dominate the headlines, our panel examines what went wrong. Supriya Sharma, Executive Editor at scroll.in talks about covering the Covid-19 crisis on the ground and the work journalists have to do to to show what the situation is like in hospitals and in the community.