Workshop: Introduction to Data Journalism

Workshop September 14, 2012 10:00 AM , lasting for 1 days. £150 Full Price, £100 Freelance & Frontline Members Number of places: 40

As journalism becomes increasingly digitised and with the rise in popularity of infographics, data visualisation techniques has become a key skill for today’s journalists. Whether you have years of experience as a journalist behind you, or are just starting out, data skills are a must if you want to stay on top of this rapidly changing environment.

This one-day workshop will help you achieve this, guiding you through the essentials of data journalism; from spreadsheet basics, finding stories within the numbers, to eventually building them into a visual representation.

The morning sessions will be covering the basics of data journalism and spreadsheets, with the afternoon being spent mapping the stories found within the data.

Participants will be required to bring their own laptop with a pre-installed copy of a spreadsheet software.

The workshop will be facilitated by data journalist and editor of The Guardian Datablog and Datastore, Simon Rogers. He is also author of Facts are Sacred: The Power of Data.

10-11.30: Introduction to data journalism
11.30-11.45: Coffee break
11.45-1.15: Spreadsheet basics
1.15-2.15: Lunch Break
2.15-3.45: Representing data part #1
3.45-4pm: Coffee Break
4-5pm: Representing data part #2 and questions

The workshop will be held in the Forum on the second floor of the Frontline Club,13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ.

Tea & coffee will be provided.

Image Credit: Oxford Internet Institute, (Dr Mark Graham, Scott A. Hale and Monica Stephens)