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Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman is a freelance trainer. He previously worked for BBC World Service for many years, as a reporter, producer, later as editor and finally as Head of World Service Training at Bush House. He went freelance in 2010, discovered data in 2011 and has devoted himself to learning and sharing as much as possible since then.

Scheduled Training

Finding Stories with Data – Online

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you. Group size: max 10 people. Class duration: 1.5hrs x 4 days across 4 weeks Level of participation: very high.
Scheduled Training

Finding Stories with Data – Online, Intensive

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
Scheduled Training

Finding Stories with Data – Online, Intensive

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
Scheduled Training

Finding Stories with Data – Online

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you. Group size: max 10 people. Class duration: 1.5hrs x 4 days across 4 weeks Level of participation: very high.
Scheduled Training

Finding Stories with Data – Online, Intensive (Excel)

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you. This course is now SOLD OUT.  –> Register your interest here and we’ll inform you as soon as places become available.
Scheduled Training

Finding Stories with Data – Online, Intensive (Google Sheets)

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you. This course is now SOLD OUT.  --> Register your interest here and we'll inform you as soon as places become available.
Scheduled Training

Finding Stories with Data – Online

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
Summer Conference Event
 — Course

Finding Stories with Data – Google Sheets

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
Summer Conference Event
 — Course

Finding Stories with Data – Excel

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
Summer Conference Event
 — Class

Data Escape Room

The Data Escape Room is a 60 minute data-driven challenge designed to test and develop your data skills with additional 60 minutes allowed for questions and individual help. Working in a small team you will be given a selection of real data and tasked with working out what the story is.
Summer Conference Event
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Don’t be Numbed by Numbers

What do you do when faced with a really big dataset for the first time? Using examples, Jonathan Stoneman will discuss approaches that help reduce a daunting mountain of data to a manageable mass. Although this is not a hands-on session it will be possible to download the demo data and follow along.
Summer Conference Event
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Excel 3: Summarising Your Data for the Big Picture

To complete your spreadsheet toolkit, learn how to make pivot tables that will summarise trends in your data.
Summer Conference Event
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Excel 2: Finding Patterns in the Data

The second spreadsheet course covers built-in analytical tools, such as sorting, filtering and chart creation, tools that help reporters quickly find great stories within databases.
Summer Conference Event
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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.
Summer Conference Event
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Dealing with Large Datasets

What do you do when faced with a really big dataset for the first time? Using examples, Jonathan Stoneman will discuss approaches that help reduce a daunting mountain of data to a manageable mass.