2015 Maymester Data Journalism Class

Registration opens March 23

Dates: May 13 – 29, 2015

Times: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. M-F

Instructor: Ryan Thornburg

Learning how to work with data helps young reporters find stories their competitors can’t and gives them skills that are in high demand.

In this hands-on class we’ll use data journalism tools to learn how to find, clean, analyze and present data.

Topics Covered

  • Interviewing data: How numbers can lie
  • Organizing data in Excel
  • Cleaning data with Refine
  • Analyzing data with SQL
  • Introduction to data scraping
  • Negotiating access: requesting government data
  • Location data: introduction to GIS and mapping


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