Optional computer-assisted reporting training

  • Event: 2017 Portland (ME) Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Doug Haddix of IRE and NICAR; Mark Walker of The New York Times
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 15 at 9:00am
  • Location: Srn Maine Comm College, Ross Tech 202
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Attend this hands-on workshop and learn how to use Excel, a fairly simple but powerful spreadsheet application, to begin analyzing data for stories. We'll start from the beginning with basic formulas and work our way up to summarizing information using pivot tables and more. How do you think about data analysis as a journalist? How do you find the story within the columns and rows?

Class size is limited; register early to reserve a seat on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

Speaker Bios

  • Doug Haddix is executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for 6,000 members worldwide. Previously, Haddix worked as an IRE training director, an assistant vice president at Ohio State University, director of the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, and as an editor and reporter at newspapers in Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania. He earned a master's in journalism from Indiana University.

  • Mark Walker, FOIA Researcher, The New York Times DC bureau. @bymarkwalker

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