You've probably heard that more and more news organizations are using data journalism for their reporting. But what does that mean? AP's data journalist Serdar Tumgoren will lead us through an explanation of what data journalism is, where you can find data, and what you can use it for. Whether you are a reporter on a beat looking to put out smarter and harder hitting stories, or a journalist with time to do longer investigations, there is more and more data out there -- and it's not that difficult to start using it. This is a skill anyone can master!
You will learn:
• What data journalism is & see examples of it in action
• How data journalism can help you find stories, supplement existing stories, form the basis for visualization and other graphics
• What data is out there & how you can find it
• How to manage data and use it
Format: The first half will be a lecture covering the topics above. In the second half, we'll teach you how to start working with data. Bring a laptop, if you have one. It doesn't need any fancy software on it -- just Excel.
Instructor: Serdar Tumgoren is a data journalist at the Associated Press in San Francisco, who regularly teaches about using data in reporting at NICAR and elsewhere.