Data Journalism

MaryJo Webster's training materials


This is a collection of my data journalism training materials, primarily used for a college-level course I teach at the University of Minnesota. However, it could also be used by someone wishing to learn on their own. Many (although not all) of the exercises have directions that walk you through. If you're a beginner, I recommend starting at the top of the page and working your way down. Many thanks to the dozens and dozens of other data journalists who wrote/created some of these materials, and the many more who taught me along the course of my career! If you have problems with any of the files or links here, please contact me via Twitter, @MaryJoWebster


NICAR 2017 Conference

NICAR-LEARN


Introduction to data reporting/computer-assisted reporting


Recommended books


Get inspired: examples of good data-driven stories


Data journalism for editors

Finding Data


Beginner spreadsheets


Intermediate spreadsheets


Advanced spreadsheets

Database managers & SQL


SQLite using Firefox SQLite Manager

Microsoft Access

Access -Group by queries

Access - Importing

Access - Joining tables

GIS mapping


How to write and report with data


Using numbers without fear (Numeracy)


Wrestling with dirty data


Cleaning & rearranging data & PDF extraction


Intro to data visualizations


Google Fusion


DataWrapper


Tableau Public


Scraping


Getting started coding


This is a very, very sparse list of the resources out there. But it would be a place to start.


Statistical analysis


Geocoding tools

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