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:
Reporting with Pinpoint
Learn how to probe through millions of documents, including audio, video, PDFs and more, to find patterns or that proverbial needle in a haystack. You’ll see case studies of how Gannett journalists have used this software to break big investigative stories.
Using specialized search engines to find sources, data and fact-checks
Execute deeper, more precise, more sophisticated web searches by harnessing specialized search engines. Diversity your stories, angles, sources and readers.
Backgrounding a business
How to search for proxies and tools for covering business, non-profits and the economy overall.