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.
7-11 July. Daily from 19:10 till 21:10 BST (UTC +1h)
Group size: max 8 people.
Class duration: 2hrs x 4 days
Level of participation: very high. Hands-on, screenshares, regular Q&As and participants contributions.
In four work sessions spread across the week, 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 trainers Jonathan Stoneman, with 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.
“Very clear insights into Excel, re-discovered as a powerful and ready-to-use tool to conduct investigations.”
“Very knowledgeable tutor.”
This course will be broken down into 4 sessions of two hours each, spread out across 4 days. Signed up participants must attend all four sessions.
This course will need you to have the following software/apps/tools on your computer:
- Zoom app
- Camera and audio
- 7 July 2020 19.10–21.10
- 8 July 2020 19.10–21.10
- 9 July 2020 19.10–21.10
- 10 July 2020 19.10–21.10