The First Data Journalism Course I’ve Found

Posted: January 11, 2011 in Events
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Actually being called Data Journalism that is.


It’s from and is headed by Kevin Anderson who I see at most of the events I attend.


An introduction to data journalism: Taming the numbers


Wednesday, 19th January at 10:00 am


Royal Society of Medicine

1 Wimpole Street

London W1G 0AE


Says it 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

Says it will leave you 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

That and it’s the first course I’ve found in London to actually call itself data journalism! I imagine the first port of call will be a definition.

  1. amelia beltramini says:

    how much? open to foreigners? 😉 (from an Italian health journalist)

    • nicolahughes says:

      It’s £200 +VAT and I’m sure it’s open to anyone who’ll pay. There’s a very limited amount of space but if you’re interested in data journalism the Centre for Investigative Journalism holds a summer school every July in London and they always do a full day of Computer Assisted Reporting. If you can’t wait, there’s a Poynter webinar on 21 Jan.

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