The place to start for data journalism beginners who want to learn the foundations of using structured data.
This online mini-bootcamp offered September 18 – 21, will dive deep into the fundamentals of using spreadsheets, including navigation, formulas and functions, sorting, filtering and grouping data, plus other critical skills such as finding, gathering and cleaning data. Using real-world datasets and examples, the IRE training team will help attendees learn the technical steps to work with datasets, along with the analytical skills needed to find and bulletproof data-driven stories.
Prior to the bootcamp, attendees will receive instructions on setting up their computers with necessary software, and information on accessing the course materials and live videos. Sessions will be taught through Zoom.
Attendees will receive:
Live instruction from the IRE training team, including video demonstrations, hands-on activities, and small-group activities
Support to set up their home computers for data work
The ability to schedule one on one help from the trainers during specified hours the days of the training
Ongoing access to all videos recorded during the bootcamp, plus additional training videos and materials
An e-book filled with step-by-step instructions on using spreadsheets
Practice datasets to continue learning
IRE membership required.