Introduction to data in journalism course on 5 July at the NUJ

I will be running a course on using data in journalism at the National Union of Journalists’ London headquarters on Thursday 5 July. The course, organised by the London Freelance branch, is open to NUJ members at a cost of £55 and everyone else for £110.

The course is very much aimed at working journalists, and covers understanding data and risk, assessing data quality, surveys, data sources such as government and open data, freedom of information, combining and manipulating data and graphing. (It will not directly cover use of spreadsheets – there’s a limit to what you can do in a day.) You need to bring your own laptop or tablet with keyboard. Book here.

Some of what I’ll cover, along with much more, is in my e-book Britdata – more information and buy it here.

I am also running another course at the NUJ on Friday 8 June on Winning and negotiating freelance work. It costs NUJ members £70, NUJ student members £60 and non-members £130. More information and booking here.