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. His 20-year newspaper career included a decade as investigative projects editor at The Columbus Dispatch and stints as city editor of daily newspapers in Scranton, Pa., and Danville, Ill. Before returning to IRE, where he previously worked as a training director, Haddix served as an assistant vice president at Ohio State University and director of the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism. 

  • Mark Walker, The New York Times, @bymarkwalker

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