Data journalism: How to get started

Did the City of Chicago finally send you that data dump you’d been FOIA’ing (after FOIA Fest 2017) and now you’re not sure what to do with it? Is Chicago Public Schools giving you a super-confusing spreadsheet that may as well be in another language? Don’t know whether to use a bar graph or scatter plot?

Here’s your chance to finally figure it all out. Join the Chicago Headline Club and the data geniuses from WBEZ and the Chicago Reporter to learn a bit of data journo 101, how and where to find your story in the data and how to visualize it with charts, maps and graphs.

Maybe you’ve already got a little knowledge and need a boost — or maybe you’re starting at Excel square A-1. This workshop is sure to help you find the questions and the answers.

This event is BYOL: Bring Your Own Laptop. Coffee is provided, journalists.

Free RSVP via Eventbrite!

Chicago Headline Club
Matt Kiefer, data editor, Chicago Reporter
Chris Hagan, web editor & data reporter, WBEZ
Elliott Ramos, digital editor, WBEZ

Saturday, April 22
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

848 E. Grand Ave. (Navy Pier), 3rd floor, Chicago