The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

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. Using all your team’s collective skills and your preferred software (eg Excel, googlesheets, R – all taught at the conference) you will sift through data and other material under extreme time pressure. It’s a great opportunity to try what you have learned and work out what other skills you might need to acquire. Bring your laptop, and come prepared to have some fun along the way.

Technical Requirements

Own laptop required.

4 July 2019 – #CIJSummer 2019/DAY 1

Data Escape Room

Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman is a freelance trainer specialising in data journalism. He has been working with data since 2010. Before that he worked at the BBC – as a reporter, producer, editor of output in Macedonian and Croatian, and finally as head of training at BBC World Service.
  • 4 July 2019 15.15–17.30
Location: Room 102 - PSH Building - Goldsmiths, University of London
All levels