Data Journalism Boot Camp
Date: July 9, 2017 – July 16, 2017
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
While data journalism has been in high demand in recent years, the concept is often misunderstood as simply crunching some numbers and creating fancy visualizations to be shared often on social media. This course, however, will teach you much more than that. From learning how to access and clean data, to using free tools to analyze and interpret that data, we’ll teach you from start to finish how to tell real, powerful stories with data (along with how to create those fancy visualizations!). And you will also have a chance to work on your own data projects under the guidance of some of the leading experts in the field.
And it’s a field well worth entering. Journalists with data skills will continue to be in high demand as the scope of public information available has expanded dramatically over the past decade and keeps growing. The open government movement has led to more transparency and opportunities for public control, and the number of public online registers, documents, and other information will keep increasing, especially as states pledge their willingness to open up more data. These databases can provide strong proof of corruption or inefficient spending to journalists, adding vivid examples and illustrations to many stories.
Join us in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and learn from professionals who have worked for Reuters, CNN, and some of the Czech Republic’s top media outlets.