Data can be a powerful tool to find and tell unique stories, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Part one in a two-part webinar series will introduce useful sources of data for a variety of beats and will explore techniques reporters can use to identify and track down additional data resources to enrich their storytelling.
We’ll also discuss interesting datasets that newsrooms large and small have used to tell unique stories of value to their audiences. Part two will explore strategies for approaching a new dataset to scour it for unique story ideas to supercharge your reporting. We’ll discuss how to watch for red flags that could lead to errors and perform simple analyses to surface trends and outliers.
More training on Investigative:
Data visualization: Datawrapper 301
A deep dive on building choropleth and location maps. In 75 minutes we will build three maps, based on both US and global data. We will work on a more advanced chart and focus more on adding tooltips and footnotes in the charts.
Google Trends 301
How to download data from the Google Trends store and create Flourish graphics with it. Also: Tracking midterm election issues and candidates. How can you use Trends during an election?
Protected: Google MyMaps 301
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