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    28-30 June 2018
    Goldsmiths, University of London
     

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This page will be updated on a regular basis.

This year you can book for individual days as well as for all three days. On Thursday 22 June and Friday 23 June we will focus on practical skills, while Saturday 24 June will feature keynote talks, networking and discussions. 

Please note that some classes form mini-courses and are best attended as a whole.

The sessions marked [Rec] will be recorded.

The data journalism workshops take place in computer labs. These sessions are practical, hands-on classes designed to teach participants the software and data analysis techniques used by journalists in the newsroom.

Some hands-on classes will require delegates to bring their own laptops with some software preinstalled. It will be clearly stated in the class descriptions and in the timetable. 

Refreshments are served several times a day (but not all the time) throughout the course, with a speakers and delegates lunch and drinks party held on Saturday.

Keynote/Networking Day Saturday 24 June 

Tickets are available for individual days, including Saturday keynote talks only. See the Book Now page for more information.

09:30 - Welcome and introduction to the Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture. 

09:50 -  The inaugural Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Mexican journalist, Anabel Hernández, who has confronted head-on, and at significant personal risk to herself and her family, corruption and the narcotics trade in Mexico. 

11:10 - Fact-Checking the US Presidential Elections and Donald Trump: Reporter at The Washington Post's famous Fact Checker, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, who's 'been fact-checking before it got cool' will share her experience of fact-checking the 2016 US Presidential campaign. 

13:10 - Useful tools for journalists and networking sessions (see below).

14:20 - How to Fight 'Alternative Facts'? A panel discussion with Natalia Antelava (Coda Story), Jessikka Aro (Finnish journalist who investigated Russian internet trolls), Alastair Reid (social media journalist at the Press Association). Chaired by Dr Yemisi Akinbobola (Birmingham School of Media).

 
15:50 - Aron Pilhofer: Data Journalism Past, Present and Future.  
Next year will mark 30 years since Bill Dedman's The Color of Money won the Pulitzer Prize, the moment US newsrooms stood up and took note of this new thing we've come to call data journalism. A lot has changed since 1988, although not as much, perhaps, as many early practitioners might have hoped. This talk will be about where data journalism was, where it is and where it is heading.
 

17:00 - Drinks reception and networking

 

Networking Sessions and Tools for Journalists

We will be offering networking sessions and sessions offering useful resources for journalists. 
These will be informal meetings, led by our trainers and speakers. Come for a cuppa and meet likeminded people.
Formats will vary.

Computer Security Advice Clinic

Visit the security zone in the Atrium with your laptop and learn how to set up tools to browse anonymously, chat and mail with encryption and prevent data-loss from theft/confiscation of laptops and storage media. This will include the TOR-browser, PGP mailcrypto and OTR-chat.

The software tools we will be using are all free of cost and will work on Windows, Mac and Linux laptops. They will not work on iPads or Android tablets. Please bring a laptop that you are able/allowed to install software on and contact us with any specific questions beforehand.

You are advised to download CIJ Logan InfoSec handbook (free).

Talks and Mini-Courses

Thursday 22 June - Friday 23 June

(In alphabetical order. Excluding Data Journalism, see below.)

Accessing Information Under FOIA - 1
Jenna Corderoy and Sid Ryan
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. We will also look at how to make requests for information under the lesser-known Environmental Information Regulations. Towards the end of the session, we will demonstrate WhatDoTheyKnowPro, a new FOIA toolkit for journalists developed by MySociety.  

Accessing Information Under FOIA - 2
Jenna Corderoy and Sid Ryan
This session will go through the FOIA appeals process, and teach you how to argue your case when government bodies are doing whatever they can to prevent a disclosure. At the end of the session, we will look at how to send freedom of information requests around the world. To finish, we’ll discuss and work through some of the FOIA challenges that you have encountered.

Advanced Internet Research 1: How to Check Stuff
Henk van Ess
In this session, you will learn how to go fast and furious with stuff that seems impossible to validate. In an anthology of his work with European media and Bellingcat, Henk will share the power of logical thinking. How do you find the hidden friends in Facebook of a suspect in the Manchester bombing case? Who is behind the mysterious note of an IS-warrior? What is the full name of that completely anonymous YouTuber? That Egyptian missile launcher lying in the dump, is it real? What is the secret address of the CEO of Novartis? What is the telephone number of a guy that really doesn't want to be found? Experience some amazing Houdini-acts, inspired by harsh deadlines. When you're done with this rollercoaster session, you leave will with plenty of inside tips to validate stuff.
 
Advanced Internet Research 2: Investigating Jihadists
Henk van Ess
The news breaks that Jihadi John, IS-executer, is Mohammed Emwazi who lived in a normal house in London. How do you find his family? How do you find videos from inside his house? How do you prove that his brother has ties to extremists? And how do you do this all in two hours? It seems impossible. But if you know how to 'digitalize' the three fundamental questions in journalism: who, what, when you really can give it a try. Based on research for UK newspapers.
 
Advanced Internet Research 3: Facebook Extravaganza
Henk van Ess
In this session, you will learn how to data mine Facebook: how to find hard to find people by looking at secret IDs, how to find closed groups, how to find people that work for NATO, but don't mention their employer in their profile, how to search over two trillion Facebook postings in a clever way, and how to track an asylum seeker.
 
Building Community Journalism
Adam Cantwell-Corn, Hazel Healy, Peter Geoghegan
Several outlets are pioneering methods to build not just readerships, but communities for their journalism. Our panel will discuss the different ways they've navigated the pitfalls; shouldered the responsibilities; and reaped the benefits of actively engaging their audiences, way beyond letters to the editor or comments pages.
 
Coalition Drone Strikes Uncovered
Alice Ross, Chris Woods, Joseph Trevithick and Timothy Sawa
In August 2015, US reporter Joseph Trevithick of War is Boring obtained an unexpected document which related to the US-led Coalition's air war against so-called Islamic State. Joseph shared the document with Airwars - the Goldsmiths-based project which tracks international airstrikes and civilian casualties. Here researchers identified a number of previously unknown events which allegedly involved key US allies Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and France. Airwars then helped put together an ad hoc international media alliance to help examine these cases from a national perspective. This included ABC Australia, Canada's CBC, RTL Netherlands, Le Monde in France, and the Guardian in the UK.
 

Covert Filming
Allan Harraden and Paul Samrai
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.

Data Advice Clinic: Q&A
This session will provide an informal chance to bring poblems and discuss issues with experienced data journalists, giving you a less structured opportunity to dig deep into any issues you;ve had with data gathering, analysis or presentation. 

This session will provide an informal chance to bring problems and discuss issues with experienced data journalists, giving you a less structured opportunity to dig deep into any issues you've had with data gathering, analysis or presentation.

Dealing with Large Datasets
Jonathan Stoneman
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. 

Debunking Russian Fakes: How Proper Journalism and Media Literacy Can Help with Fact-Checking  
Mariia Zhdanova  
One of the first fake stories about Ukraine produced as Kremlin propaganda was easily checked with a phone call. As the tactics of disinformation campaigns evolve, it is not only important for journalists to learn the new tools of fact-checking but also to educate the audience as well. During this talk StopFake will share their methods for debunking fake stories, both traditional and innovative new ways, and share the experience of improving media literacy in Ukraine. 
 
Fact-Checking Brexit
Phoebe Arnold and Joseph O'Leary

Full Fact checked Brexit claims on both sides of the argument during the 2016 EU referendum campaigns. In this session you will find out about the techniques used and the effect fact-ckecking and Full Fact corrections had on the campaigners, media and the audience. 
 
Fact-Checking Techniques - 1
Alastair Reid
An interactive look at some widespread misinformation from the last year, and the tools and techniques to find the truth.
 
Fact-Checking Techniques - 2
Alastair Reid
In this session, you will be shown the various tools and techniques for tracking the sources of online misinformation to find the stories behind the lies.
 

Follow the Money Masterclass - 1, Hands-on
Paul Radu
How does organised crime organise its business? What tools are used to put together cross-border criminal networks? Criminals and corrupt politicians are creative and not confined to national borders. We need to understand how they operate in order to investigate them. On the practical side of this class, participants will put on their criminal hats and will devise a money laundering scheme.

Follow the Money Masterclass - 2, Hands-on
Paul Radu
Hit them where it hurts: their money. Stop organised crime and corrupt politicians from doing business as usual by outing them via a combination of databases and field work. A practical, follow the money, exercise is included. We'll start with company records and find the money trail.

Follow the Money Masterclass - 3, Hands-on
Paul Radu
Follow the bank to find the money. Banks, including British ones, play an important role in the infrastructure of transnational crime. You will be shown how to get to banking records, how to process them and how to find the story in them. Participants will receive banking records in order to identify crooked transactions.

Getting Started with Data Journalism
Aron Pilhofer
In newsrooms, there's always too much to do and too little time. Trying to get a data journalism programme started can seem next to impossible. This talk will help you make the case for data journalism that might convince even the most reluctant newsrooms to get onboard.
 
Holding a mirror to the National Health Service
Shaun Lintern
Tips, tricks and ethical insights in how to properly investigate the UK NHS by the journalist who helped expose the Mid Staffordshire scandal. How to work with whistleblowers and bereaved families while at the same time respecting the commitment and dedication to NHS staff. Hear the shocking truth about the safety of the NHS and what role journalists can play in making it safer.
 

How to Get the Most Out of Companies House 
Martin Tomkinson and Robert Miller
Any UK-based investigative journalist or aspiring journalist should have a working knowledge of Companies House.
Companies House is the central registry for all UK registered limited or PLC companies and contains a wealth of useful information for those who know how to use the site. The aim of this class is to show how to get the most information from the official website, as well as highlighting what information can’t be found there. The class will give ample time for questions and queries and is an absolute must for anybody who does not feel confident in using this vital tool for investigators.
Class handout: Companies House.

Get Funding for Projects
Laura Ranca
This talk will focus on various funding models, on how to approach and how not to approach donors, how to understand, address and 'monetise' your audiences, and how to build a collaborative mindset that creates opportunities.
 
Internet 'Trolls': The Russian Example
Jessikka Aro
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime has taken control of the traditional media in Russia: TV, radio and newspapers. As Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has stated, the Kremlin sees the mass media as a ‘weapon’. Now Russia’s leadership is trying to take control of social media too, and for this massive operation a new information warfare tool has been mobilised — an army of fake social media Putin-fans, known as ‘trolls’. Trolling has had a serious impact on the freedom of speech, even outside Russia. How should the Kremlin’s trolls and disinformation be countered?
 

Libel and Privacy Laws
Justin Walford
In this session you will learn about libel and privacy and hear how recent cases have affected the law. This class is for anyone who wants to update their legal knowledge and find out how they are affected by recent legal developments.

Panama Papers: How We Did It
Helena Bengtsson
Learn about the work done behind the stories. Helena Bengtsson from the Guardian will show the data and describe, step-by-step, how the data analysis was done.
 
Power is Everywhere: How Stakeholder-Driven Media Build the Future of Watchdog News
Mark Lee Hunter
Media controlled by stakeholder groups, such as Greenpeace.org or Breitbart.com, are changing the rules and the economy of watchdog journalism. Instead of addressing public opinion, they address communities of action and influence, telling them not only what matters, but what to do about it. In this talk, based on a new, free e-book of the same title, we will look at the deep roots of this phenomenon, and above all, at how investigative journalists can live from and with this movement without sacrificing their values. 
Download for freePower is Everywhere: How stakeholder-driven media build the future of watchdog news

Refugee Journalists Project

Vivienne Francis and Abdulwahab Tahhan
This session shares the work of the Refugee Journalism Project - an initiative that was set up to support refugee and exiled journalists in re-establishing their careers in the UK. The project focuses on helping these journalists to become better connected within the industry through mentoring; supporting them in updating their journalistic skills with workshops and placements; and assisting them in getting more of their voices into the mainstream press.

Story-Based Inquiry 1: Hypothesise Your Story
Luuk Sengers and Mark Lee Hunter
Investigation has a dirty name with editors, who think it’s about slowly rummaging through piles of garbage till you find (or don’t find) a jewel. Too often, they’re right. This session will show you how to choose a subject and define your investigation as a story from the start, using hypotheses. The method helps you figure out what to look for, how to look for it and how to sell it to your boss and the public.

Story-Based Inquiry 2: Creative Techniques Create the Timeline and Scenarise the Story
Mark Lee Hunter and Luuk Sengers
In this session we map the plot of a story – a sequence of events that must have occurred, which we can subsequently verify and enrich. Simultaneously, we create scenes, with characters whose actions and conflicts define the content and meaning of the story. These events lead to the sources you need.

Story-Based Inquiry 3: From Source Mapping to the MasterFile
Luuk Sengers and Mark Lee Hunter
This session begins with an alternative to the timeline – a map of the actors in your story and the sources they hold. Now that we've shown you where to acquire information assets, we'll show you how to optimise them. We'll create a simple but effective database in which you collect the results of your investigation. This 'MasterFile' makes it easier to structure your story – the hardest part of composition. It's a way to write while you research, instead of first researching and then writing. It's also a way to build resources for a long, successful career.

Story-Based Inquiry 4: Craft the Story
Mark Lee Hunter and Luuk Sengers 
This session shows you how to compose a story that hits hard and fast, and builds to a powerful conclusion. The core of this method is continuous composition and referencing – an approach that saves both you and your colleagues time and anguish. We turn the 'MasterFile' into a narrative structure based on a chronology or a sequence of themes and characters. We apply techniques for controlling rhythm, the element that keeps your audience reading, listening or watching. We finish with quality control – reducing the risk of mistakes that can cause damage to others and your own reputation.

Tableau Data Viz 1
Sophie Sparkes and Florian Ramseger
An introduction to data journalism with Tableau Public that covers:

  • how to create simple charts (bar charts, line charts and maps)
  • how to add simple interactivity to charts
  • how to publish and embed visualisation in your article

Bring your own laptop and please install Tableau Public before the class.
https://public.tableau.com

Tableau Data Viz 2
Sophie Sparkes and Florian Ramseger
More advanced data journalism with Tableau Public that covers:
  • data cleaning and data preparation in Tableau
  • advanced formatting of charts
  • designing charts for mobile
Bring your own laptop and please install Tableau Public before the class.
https://public.tableau.com
Understanding Company Accounts 1-4
Raj Bairoliya
This course taught by a journalist-friendly forensic accountant will show you how to understand company accounts and get beyond the corporate PR spin. The emphasis will be on teaching practical skills rather than a series of lectures. The objective of this course is to ensure that all participants feel comfortable with a set of accounts and know where and how to look for relevant information.
The only prerequisites for this course are numeracy and an interest in financial matters as the theory will be taught in the first class and applied to real-life examples in the following sessions.
You must attend all the classes in this strand to benefit from it fully. 
It will include the following topics: motivation to massage earnings; profit and loss account; balance sheet; funds flow statement; notes. And will finish with putting it all together, an interactive session building up a sample set of accounts or case study questions. 
The participants are actively encouraged to ask questions throughout. 
 

Data Journalism (CAR)

All class descriptions are listed in alphabetical order. 

Note: (B) signifies beginners, (I) intermediate and (A) advanced levels
Courses with numbers (eg Excel 1, Excel 2, Excel 3...) should be taken in sequence.

You do not need to have your own laptop for these classes as they take place in computer labs, however you can use your own laptop if you prefer to.

The number of places is limited and allocated on first come, first served basis. 

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Code for Journalists 1 (B), Hands-on
Leila Haddou and Max Harlow
How can code help you or your team with investigations? This session will provide a hand-holding hands-on introduction to programming, showing recent examples of published stories and demystifying the jargon. You will be guided through the tools needed, including text editors and an introduction to the command line. 
 
Code for Journalists 2 (B), Hands-on
Leila Haddou and Max Harlow
This session builds on the foundations of part one taking you to "my first program" using programming language node.js with a practical journalism application. By the end you will be comfortable with what code can do for your investigations and will have taken your first steps to learning coding. 
 
Data Cleaning with Pandas 1 - (I), Hands-on*
Karrie Kehoe and Max Harlow
Data cleaning can feel more like data penance, but Pandas can ease your pain, allowing you to clean and structure your data with minimal hassle. Jupyter Notebook's interactive environment helps you keep track of your changes and allows you to explore your data.
Participants can expect to learn how to clean large complicated datasets quickly and learn how to explore data too large for Excel by using the browser based Jupyter Notebook.  
Participants should have previous experience of coding at a basic level or more.
 
Data Wrangling with Pandas 2 - (I), Hands-on*
Karrie Kehoe and Max Harlow
Your data is squeaky clean and ready to go – time to dig deep and start hunting for those elusive leads. Pandas allows you to quickly and easily perform statistical analysis on your data helping you to mine for stories and look for outliers.
Participants can expect to learn programmatic methods to analyse large datasets and to visualise their results within Jupyter Notebook. 
Participants should have previous experience of coding at a basic level or more.
 
*Why Python? 
Python makes it easy to replicate your analysis at a later stage and reduces the threat of human error that many face in Excel. It's also shareable within teams and allows you to document and explain your work within the notebook so you can come back to it later and easily pick up from where you left off. 
There are no upper limits in terms of data size, you can use Python on a csv with 10 rows or a billion. You get to a point where the limitation is the speed of the RAM on your machine, at which point you need to switch to a server. 
 

Dealing with Large Datasets
Jonathan Stoneman
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. 

Crina Boroş and Jonathan Stoneman
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. 
 
Crina Boroş and Jonathan Stoneman
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.
 

Excel 3: Summarising Your Data for the Big Picture (B), Hands-on
Crina Boroş and Jonathan Stoneman
To complete your spreadsheet toolkit, learn how to make pivot tables that will summarise trends in your data.

Excel 4: Getting Data into Excel (I), Hands-on
Helena Bengtsson and Luuk Sengers
How do you turn data on the internet into Excel? This session will look at copying and pasting from a web page and how to think when transforming this data to an Excel table. We will also take a look at some useful formulas for manipulating and cleaning data.
This session is not for beginners, you should be comfortable with sorting and calculating in Excel.

Excel 5: Matching Data in Excel (I), Hands-on
Helena Bengtsson and Luuk Sengers
This last Excel session will walk you through one of the most powerful functions in Excel: VLOOKUP. This allows you to match tables or collect data from one table into another.
This session is not for beginners, you should be comfortable with sorting and calculating in Excel.

Exploring Networks with Neo4j 1 (A), Hands-on
Leila Haddou and Max Harlow
In data journalism, we tend to use relational databases –  data in table form – such as Excel or SQL to do our analysis and find stories. Graph databases are different, but are incredibly useful to find connections or patterns within our data that would be difficult, if not impossible, to spot using a relational database. This session will provide a hands-on introduction to Neo4j, showing examples of its use for investigative stories including the Panama Papers, and demonstrate how to build a graph database of political donations and match them with corporate data to see at a glance the networks involved. 

No prior knowledge of Neo4j is required, but you must be at intermediate to advanced level in other data skills to benefit from this course. 

Exploring Networks with Neo4j 2 (A), Hands-on
Leila Haddou and Max Harlow
In part two, you will learn to analyse your newly built graph database using Cypher, Neo4j's custom query language. It is advisable (though not obligatory) to have completed part one to get the most out of this session.
No prior knowledge of Neo4j is required, but you must be at intermediate to advanced level in other data skills to benefit from this course. 

Follow the Money Masterclass - 1, Hands-on
Paul Radu
How does organised crime organise its business? What tools are used to put together cross-border criminal networks? Criminals and corrupt politicians are creative and not confined to national borders. We need to understand how they operate in order to investigate them. On the practical side of this class, participants will put on their criminal hats and will devise a money laundering scheme.

Follow the Money Masterclass - 2, Hands-on
Paul Radu
Hurt them where it hurts: their money. Stop organised crime and corrupt politicians from doing business as usual by outing them via a combination of databases and field work. A practical, follow the money, exercise is included. We'll start with company records and find the money trail.

Follow the Money Masterclass - 3, Hands-on
Paul Radu
Follow the bank to find the money. Banks, including British ones, play an important role in the infrastructure of transnational crime. You will be shown how to get to banking records, how to process them and how to find the story in them. Participants will receive banking records in order to identify crooked transactions.

R - 1: Introduction to R (B), Hands-on**
Caelainn Barr and Karrie Kehoe
In the first class, R-1, you'll be shown the basics and get familiar with R and RStudio, import data and learn some functions for getting to grips with your dataset including sorting and filtering. This class assumes no prior experience with R.

R - 2:  Data Wrangling and Statistics in R (A), Hands-on**
Caelainn Barr and Karrie Kehoe
In R-2 you'll get down to some data wrangling and learn how join datasets and carry out calculations in R that will allow you to identify trends in the data for storytelling. You'll also learn statistical functions in R and how to use ggplot2 for basic visual analysis.

R - 3:  Scraping and APIs in R (A), Hands-on**
Caelainn Barr and Karrie Kehoe
In the third and final class, R-3, you'll use R to scrape, clean and structure data from webpages and APIs. You'll also learn how to use R to convert, join and split difficult data files.

**If you are a complete beginner, these sessions will work best if you come to classes 1 to 3 as we will be building on knowledge and datasets from class to class. However, if you have experience in R you are free to join classes 2 and/or 3.
 
SQL for Journalists -1, Hands-on***
Crina Boroş
What to do when Excel is not enough to crunch your data and hardcore coding is not your style? SQL is like Excel, but on steroids! This is the first of three workshops and will introduce you to the lingua franca of programming and a popular relational database. You'll see what SQL does: create a database, import a spreadsheet, and learn about the main 'select statements'.
Note: Familiarity with Excel is recommended for those wishing to attend.
 
​SQL for Journalists - 2, Hands-on***
Crina Boroş
You'll learn about the power of the Golden Query through the introduction of functions, filters and analysing data using code for reporting. You'll also start joining tables.
Note: Familiarity with SQL 'select statements' is necessary, and with Excel recommended for those wishing to attend. 
 
SQL for Journalists 3, Hands-on***
Crina Boroş
Building on SQL 1 and 2, you'll make tables talk to each other, clean dirty data and update tables.
Note: Familiarity with SQL 'select statements' is necessary, and with Excel recommended for those wishing to attend.
 
*** Software requirements: SQL 
The classes will take place in a computer lab, but if you prefer to use your own laptop you will need: 
Microsoft SQL Server Manager; Excel 2010 or newer; Notepad (classic, retro, free one for .txt)​

 
Stats - 1: Introduction to Statistics, (B), Hands-on
Jodi Upton and Crina Boroş
Picking the right tool depends on what your data looks like. In this session, you will be introduced to categorical and continuous data, descriptive statistics, normal distribution, polls, margins of error and other basics, followed by work on the first and simplest test: correlation. You'll be working with data covering sport, student test scores and spending.
Note: Familiarity with Excel navigation and formulas is necessary, as is a beginner's understanding of statistics.
 
Stats - 2: Powerful Associations, (I/A), Hands-on
Jodi Upton and Crina Boroş
When many variables may explain something – such as performance in sport or a test – a different tool is needed: linear or multiple regression. In this session, you will be shown how to set up and run a regression and how to interpret the results.
Note: Familiarity with Excel navigation and formulas is necessary, as is an intermediate understanding of statistics.
 

Tableau Data Viz 1
Sophie Sparkes and Florian Ramseger
An introduction to data journalism with Tableau Public that covers:

  • how to create simple charts (bar charts, line charts and maps)
  • how to add simple interactivity to charts
  • how to publish and embed visualisation in your article

Bring your own laptop and please install Tableau Public before the class.
https://public.tableau.com

Tableau Data Viz 2
Sophie Sparkes and Florian Ramseger
More advanced data journalism with Tableau Public that covers:
  • data cleaning and data preparation in Tableau
  • advanced formatting of charts
  • designing charts for mobile
Bring your own laptop and please install Tableau Public before the class.
https://public.tableau.com