The Virtual Data Institute

The Data Institute is a collaboration between The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative ReportingProPublica, and OpenNews.

The deadline to apply is May 24, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

This intensive workshop — live, online and free — teaches journalists how to use data, design and code. The workshop will be hands-on and participants will be working through exercises and their own data projects throughout the week. 

By the end of the course you should be able to:

Data Journalism

Conduct data research and evaluate the reliability of your data.
Clean data and analyze data sets for interesting trends and outliers.
Bulletproof data against common pitfalls and inconsistencies.
Perform the most commonly used statistical techniques in journalism.

Design

Learn how to use color, typography and layout.
Create clear and clean visualizations to help readers understand complex information.

Programming

Create your own website from scratch, using HTML/CSS and Javascript.
Know how to continue learning on your own.

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