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Data Journalism

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Data Journalism


Overview

MPs expenses, Wikileaks, the Panama Papers…some of the biggest stories of our time have been driven by data. Basic knowledge of spreadsheets, statistics and data visualisation is a must for any journalist who wants to be up to date with the new forms of reporting.

Participants will learn how to find stories behind the numbers and what are the best ways of communicating them.

This course is for journalists, students, content marketers and designers who want to learn the basics of data journalism to enhance their reporting skills or to create engaging content for their clients. You don’t need to have any previous experience with Excel or any other piece of software.


Why choose PA Training?

We understand what makes a media success. As the national news agency for the UK and Ireland, our client list includes every national news provider across TV and radio, as well as every national newspaper.

PA Training is Europe’s leading company for journalism, multimedia and public relations with courses delivered by thought leaders with a wealth of industry experience.


Course Outline


Introduction to data journalism

  • The growing importance of data in journalism
  • Find out what marketers are doing with data
  • Telling stories with numbers. Find the best ways of communicating your data



Clean and analyse your data


  • Discover the most common formats to store data
  • Remove duplicates and clean messy datasets


Data Visualisation


  • Rules and principles of data visualisation
  • Free tools to quickly visualise your data


How to get your data


  • Data is everywhere, but what are the most reliable sources?
  • How to use the freedom of information act


Spreadsheets for journalists


  • Learn what formulas any data-savvy journalist should use
  • Pivot tables – use them to save time analysing your data


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How do I get to the event?

Our courses are held at PA Training’s facility in Monument, central London and is just a few minutes’ walk from Monument tube station.

London Bridge, Bank, Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street stations are also close by. You can find us on the map, here.

PA Training

First Floor

Northern & Shell Building

10 Lower Thames Street

London EC3R 6EN

What are the course timings?

All courses start at 9:30 am and finish around 5:00 pm.

What's the refund policy?

The following refunds will apply if you cancel:

- 15 days or more before the course = full refund

- 0-14 days prior to the course = no refund

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Northern & Shell Building

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EC3R 6EN

United Kingdom

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