Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Take your Excel skills to the next level at our pivot tables training

October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Heard of pivot tables but have no idea how to use them? We want to help you take your Excel skills to the next level with a half-day session on October 27. We’ll start the day with Excel and teach you how to clean your data, use string functions and formulas and get data ready to create a pivot table. We’ll then teach you how to use a pivot and what kind of analysis is possible.

The training will start at 9 a.m. sharp. There’s a limited number of computers on site, so at least five attendees need to bring their own laptops and the first to opt to do so can purchase tickets at a discount!

This workshop costs $10 for Headline Club members and $20 for non-members. Register on Eventbrite to let us know you’re coming.


9:00 – 10:05 a.m.: Intermediate Excel
10:20 – 11:10 a.m.: Pivot Tables
11:10 – Noon: Extra Credit – Working with data that has you stumped? Bring it to brainstorm solutions with colleagues and presenters


Jennifer Smith Richards — data reporter at the Chicago Tribune since 2015. Smith Richards previously covered schools and education for more than a decade at newspapers in Huntington, W.Va.; Utica, N.Y.; Savannah, Ga.; and Columbus, Ohio. Her work has touched on everything from sexual abuse in schools to police accountability to school choice.


Matt Kiefer — data editor at The Chicago Reporter, a non-profit newsroom that investigates issues of race and income inequality.

Maria Zamudio — investigative reporter with American Public Media Reports. She recently finished a fellowship with the Associated Press-NORC where she studied the economics of aging at the University of Chicago and wrote about the topic for the AP. Prior to the fellowship, she was an investigative reporter for the Commercial Appeal Newspaper in Memphis.


October 27, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:


Columbia College
33 E. Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL United States


Chicago Headline Club