Data Journalism

This web-based training course on Data Journalism functionality, administration and development, is available online to all individuals, institutions, corporates and enterprises in India (New Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkatta), US, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates (UAE), China and South Africa. No matter where you are located, you can enroll for any training with us - because all our training sessions are delivered online by live instructors using interactive, intensive learning methods.


Not to be confused with data driven journalism, data journalism makes use of the numerical data for producing and distributing information in this growing digital age. Data journalism is being used today in a broad spectrum for uniting several concepts of computer science, statistics, data science and designing with journalism. Data journalism provides the ability of telling compelling and interactive stories using the enormous amount of digital information available over the networks. It involves a number of aspects of data processing such as automating data collection from various sources, using software tool for finding connections between numerous documents. Through data journalism, journalists can make use of engaging infographics to tell complicated stories and information for the general public to understand. Through data journalism the following areas of work are covered; computer assisted reporting, infographics, data visualization, interactive visualization, serious games and database journalism.


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Course Details

Through this data journalism big data online training program, the trainees will gain knowledge of the various different aspects of data journalism and its implementations through five engaging and interactive chapters. The subject is dealt with from scratch providing theoretical as well as applicative knowledge of the domain. Beginning with understanding of data journalism in the newsroom, the course takes the trainees through the methods and ways of finding data for supporting stories, finding ideas for story along with data analysis and dealing with incomprehensible and discrete data. Furthermore, this data journalism online training course deals with the methods and techniques of presenting data in an effective manner through digital visualizations and infographics that can be easily understood and comprehended by the audience. The course has no pre-requisites but trainees having basic knowledge of journalism or statistical sciences will find it easy to keep pace with the course.


Data journalism in the newsroom

  • Understanding data journalism
  • How does a data team work
  • Deriving stories from number of the data sets
  • The business perspective of data journalism

How to find data for supporting stories

  • Setting up of data newswire's
  • The various tips and tricks of strategic searching
  • Introducing scraping techniques and their implementation
  • Sources and laws governing data

How to find story ideas with data analysis

  • Implementation of Maths and statistics in the news room
  • How to sort and filter data in Excel
  • Methods of making new variables with functoins
  • How to summarize data using pivot tables

Ways of dealing with messy and incomprehensible data

  • Ways of correcting badly formatted data
  • Misspellings hazards
  • Duplicates and invalid values
  • Advanced methods of cleaning data

How to tell stories using visualizations and infographics

  • The fundamentals of data visualization
  • How to choose the best forms of graphics
  • The art of insight
  • Working with Adobe illustrator

Live Instructor-led & Interactive Online Sessions


Regular Course

Duration : 40 Hours


Capsule Course

Duration : 4-8 Hours

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Training Options

OPTION 1

Weekdays- Cloud Based Training

Mon - Fri 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM(Mon, Wed, Fri)

Weekdays Online Lab

Mon - Fri 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM(Tue, Thur)


OPTION 2

Weekend- Cloud Based Training

Sat-Sun 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM (IST)

Weekend Online Lab

Sat-Sun 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM


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