LONDON Freelance Branch and NUJ professional training will proudly present a one-day "Introduction to Data Journalism" course later this year.
Topics covered include: understanding data and risk, assessing data quality, surveys, data sources such as government and open data, Freedom of Information Act, combining and manipulating data and building graphs.
Please note that the course will not directly cover spreadsheet software, and no knowledge of spreadsheets is needed.
Attendees will need to bring their own laptop or a tablet device with a keyboard. Some exercises will require a larger screen than the screen of a smartphone.
The tutor is SA Mathieson, a freelance analyst, journalist and editor, covering IT, government and healthcare.
The course costs £55 for NUJ members, including tea and coffee provided in the breaks. It's from 10.30-17.30 at the NUJ London HQ at Headland House, 72 Acton Street, WC1X 9NB. For details and to book, see here.
- There's an NUJ professional training course on "Winning and negotiating" for freelances on Friday 8 June, also with SA Methieson as tutor and also at Headland House. See here.
- The Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU, of which the NUJ is a part,) offer FREE training to NUJ members. Upcoming training includes "Marketing your Work" (21 June in London). See FEU Training for news of upcoming FEU courses.
- LFB is planning a training event for exiled journalists who've been forced to leave their countries of origin and are starting up again here in the UK. Watch this space.