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Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools

European Journalism Centre via Canvas Network

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This free 5-module online introductory course gives you the essential concepts, techniques and skills to effectively work with data and produce compelling data stories under tight deadlines.

Comprising of video lectures, tutorials, assignments, readings and discussion forums, this course is open to anyone in the world with an Internet connection who wants to tell stories with data.

The course is open from the 19th of May until the 31st of December. The active part of the course, including discussion points, interaction with the instructors and getting a certification runs until 31 July 2014, after that the course runs in view-only mode.


  1. Module 1 - Data journalism in the newsroom
  2. Module 2 - Finding data to support stories
  3. Module 3 - Finding story ideas with data analysis
  4. Module 4 - Dealing with messy data
  5. Module 5 - Telling stories with visualisation

Taught by

Simon Rogers


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