Scholarships available for WBEZ’s ‘Foundations of Evidence in Data Journalism’ symposium

The University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy.
The Chicago Headline Club is sponsoring two scholarships covering the $125 registration fee to the WBEZ / The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy‘s two-day symposium “Foundations of Evidence in Data Journalism.”
When you apply, briefly state why you are interested in the Headline Club scholarship and include your SPJ number. Special consideration for the scholarships will be given to journalists from underrepresented communities.
The next two deadlines are:
Round One: October 25, 2019
Round Two: November 8, 2019

Details, from the Harris School website:

“Foundations of Evidence in Data Journalism is a two-day symposium designed and led by Harris faculty in partnership with WBEZ to provide journalists with methods to separate credible from non-credible evidence, distinguish causation from correlation, and avoid common pitfalls in interpreting quantitative evidence.

The course does not focus on methods or tools used for data visualization. Instead, in-class instruction, pertinent examples, and group exercises provide participants with core principles to improve their use of data across the newsroom.

Who should apply:
Participation is open to working reporters, editors, producers, and other journalists. Applicants should demonstrate that their associated outlet regularly produces data journalism (broadly construed). Preference is considered for journalists generating news content for or from the Chicago-area media market.

Schedule & Logistics
December 9–10, 2019 at the University of Chicago Keller Center in Chicago, IL. The course is 9am – 5pm on both days. See the full program agenda here.

Once admitted, the registration fee to confirm your attendance is $125. Learn more about the program fee and logistics here.

Apply here. Again, when you apply, please state why you are interested in the Headline Club scholarship and include your SPJ number.