Digging into data for stories: A crash course in Excel (Thur & Fri) **pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: TBA
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 2:30pm
  • Location: River Oaks C
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Skill level: Beginner

Get started with using data in your stories with IRE's original mini-boot camp. In this 7-hour, hands-on workshop, IRE’s experienced trainers will start with the basics of navigating Excel and using formulas, then walk you through sorting, filtering and aggregating data with PivotTables to find story ideas.

You'll come away with a solid base for using data analysis in your newsroom, including how to find and request data, identify and clean dirty data, find story ideas and bulletproof your work. 

We’ll also provide you with our detailed boot camp materials to help keep you on track long after you leave the conference. 

Preregistration is required and seating is limited. Laptops will be provided for the training.

Workshop prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this workshop and beginners are welcome. This workshop is good for those wanting to get started analyzing data for stories.

Thursday & Friday's session is Thursday, June 13, 2:30 - 6 p.m. and Friday, June 14, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration for this session reserves your seat for both days of this workshop and attendees are expected to attend both sessions to complete the workshop.

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