Telling Stories With Data

R-Ladies Auckland
R-Ladies Auckland
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Hi All

We are very excited to have Kate Newton from RNZ at this month's meetup.

A huge thanks to Xero for hosting in their new building and providing drinks and pizza.

Time: 6:00 arrival for a 6:30pm start.

Description: R has rapidly become a coding language of choice for journalists around the world who create “data journalism”. In this workshop, we’ll explore what data journalism is, how R helps journalists to tell those data stories, and then collectively hack the code behind a recent story published by RNZ that used data analysis and visualisations as part of the reporting process.

Bio: Kate Newton has been a journalist for a decade and is currently a reporter for RNZ’s new In Depth team (https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/in-depth/368436/universities-face-a-crisis-of-the-humanities), which focuses on long-form and investigative journalism. Known among her colleagues for being “good at maths” (an extremely low bar in journalism), she has only recently discovered R and its power as a data journalism tool. She is gradually learning and incorporating R into her research and reporting, including publishing her extremely messy code so she can learn from the veterans!

What to bring: Laptops. We’ll use Kate’s Github repo (https://github.com/katenewtonnz/humanities) , and for anyone who’s interested in learning more about data journalism, The Data Journalism Handbook (https://datajournalismhandbook.org/) is a great online resource.

As with all our meetups all levels of R welcome, from beginners to regular users. Our meetups are about sharing knowledge and inspiring others. https://rladies.org/about-us/

Please read the code of conduct before attending this meetup.