NAHJDC, IRE-DC and Medill invite you to a data journalism workshop

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists D.C. Chapter

The Investigative Reporters and Editors D.C. Chapter

Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

invite you to a data journalism workshop

Join NAHJDC, IRE-DC and the Medill journalism school for a one-day intensive data workshop with a special focus on census data on Saturday, May 16 from 10:00am-3:00pm. In four classes, our instructors will teach you the essential skills you need to analyze the data and identify possible news stories. This workshop is ideal for people with little to no experience with data journalism.

The event will be hosted at the Medill Washington D.C. newsroom, located at 1325 G Street NW, #730.

Registration fee is $15. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Please plan to bring your laptops.

Register by RSVPing to Space is limited.

Agenda and topics:

10:00am-10:30am     Introduction to data—Identifying good data for analysis

10:30am-11:30am      Introduction to excel: How to use it, importing data for analysis

11:30am-12:30pm      How to sort and filter data and an introduction to functions

12:30pm-1:30pm        Lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm          Introduction to pivot tables

2:30pm-3:00pm         Conclusion—Data journalism beyond excel: What is possible with                                               database programs?

Class instructors are:

  • Steven Rich –  Steven Rich is the database editor for investigations at The Washington Post. He’s worked on investigations probing the NSA, tax lien sales and asset forfeiture, including the DOJ’s Equitable Sharing program, which Eric Holder took major steps to reform earlier this year. He has shared in the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, a Robert F. Kennedy award and a Gerald Loeb award. Steven is a graduate of Mizzou and Virginia Tech. Twitter:@dataeditor
  • Aaron Kessler Aaron Kessler writes about business, autos and related policy issues for The New York Times. He’s spent the last decade as a reporter specializing in business coverage and data analysis – investigating everything from mortgage fraud to terrorist financing to contaminated Chinese drywall. He was a 2013-14 Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business & Economics – a program for journalists to enroll in a year of MBA courses at Columbia Business School. He previously studied at the University of Missouri and Washington University in St. Louis. His work has been honored with numerous national awards, and he has twice been a finalist for the Loeb Award, business journalism’s highest honor. Twitter: @akesslerdc
  • Ben Wieder – Ben Wieder is a data reporter at the Center for Public Integrity. He focuses primarily on state and federal politics. He previously reported for Stateline and has written for FiveThirtyEight, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Newsday. Twitter: @benbwieder


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