This course is aimed at journalists and editors who want to understand data and how to use it in on-going features and standalone stories.

Course requirements: No previous data journalism experience necessary but basic Excel skills are a must in order to sign up.

This course will cover:
  • The basics of data files and formats
  • Sources of data
  • How to collect your own data
  • Free and low-cost tools to analyse and visualise data
  • Editorial planning for data
You will leave with an understanding of:
  • How to design news features with data in mind
  • How to extract data from PDFs
  • How to use Google Docs for data collection
  • How to visualise data, including charts, graphs and maps

This course takes takes place in an IT suite