Data Analysis for Journalists Training Package

Course Overview

Title:
Data Analysis for Journalists Training Package
Cost:
$99.00
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Purchase this training package with all seven snapshots in this series for $99 or buy individual seminar snapshots for $14.95 each.

Employees of the McClatchy Company, our partner organization for this training, may enroll free of charge. Please contact your editor for the promo code.

About Training Packages

Purchase this Training Package to be enrolled in all of its courses.

No matter whether your data skills are in the abacus age or the digital age, these sessions will help you learn new skills or sharpen the skills you have already. You will become more confident and productive using data in your reporting by mastering some basic skills.

  • Getting Started with Data: Beginners If you're not an Excel wizard, don't worry. This session will help you get oriented or reoriented to basic data analysis using Excel.

  • Data Visualization for Beginners Not all data visualization requires miles of complicated code. This session shows you how to use tools that don't require programming, from Google Fusion Tables to Tableau.

  • Data for Everyone Where to go to find public databases and what to do with them once you have located them is basic knowledge every journalist needs. This session will help you find data and get started analyzing it.

  • Data for Everyone: How to Request Data from Public Agencies (And what to do if they resist). When the data you need isn't available publicly, you need to know how to get it. With real-life examples, this session will help you know what to ask for and whom to ask.

  • Intermediate Data Analysis Agencies and individuals often make mistakes or include inconsistencies in their datasets. This session will help you learn how to clean up "messy" data.

  • Intermediate Data Analysis 2 Making the most of your data with Microsoft Access. Using Access to its full potential will make working with data easier and put your computer to work for you.

  • Mapping your Data Mapping your data using ArcGIS. This is a more advanced program, and this session will provide a brief introduction.

NOTE: To follow along, you will need to download and unzip the file of datasets linked here: Poynter Data

This collection of video snapshots is part of a daylong workshop at The Poynter Institute on April 24, 2014.

Purchase this training package with all seven snapshots in this series for $99 here or buy individual seminar snapshots for $14.95 each.