TRAINING PROGRAM

D3-MEDIA     DATA JOURNALISM TRAINING PROGRAM

Peter Verweij  

Mail: peter@d3-media.nl

Twitter: peter_verweij

Blog: http://d3-media.blogspot.nl/

 

1.      Start level

Objectives

This course aims at training basic skills for data journalism practice. The training focuses on working with spreadsheets and making visualizations. Developing a new journalistic attitude aiming at data driven story telling is a second goal of the training.

Format

Training takes 3-4 full days in a computer lab. The training is hands-on. Examples of data sets and assignments are available from a training folder in the cloud.

Content

The training consists of the following topics:

-          What is data journalism?

-          Finding data for a story

-          Downloading data, working with pdf’s, and simple scrapping with Outwit Hub

-          Analyzing data with Excel: formula’s, ordering and selecting, pivot tables and graphs

-      Using R stats for analysis

-      Social network analysis using Gephi or NodeXL

-          Visualizing data using Datawrapper

-          Mapping data with Google FT and QGIS

-          Turning data into a journalistic story

-          Individual project: practicing skills and turning analyzed data in a story with your own data set. Presentation at the end of the training.


 

 

2.      Advanced level

Objectives

This course aims at enhancing data journalism skills. These skills ar derived from academic tools used for data analysis. Statistics play an important role in this type of analysis. Introducing basic statistical test, key figures and visualizations of statistics is the second goal of this course.

Format

Training takes 3-4 full days in a computer lab. The training is hands-on. Examples of data sets and assignments are available from a training folder in the cloud.

Content

The training consists of the following topics:

-          Scraping data from multiple webpages, building a scrape, and  using regex(regular expressions) in Outwit Hub

-          Working with databases using SqLite in Firefox: making data selections for analysis

-          Using Refine for cleaning data

-          Analyzing selected data with R project, focusing on R commander and basic statistics and visualizations in R studio

-          Working on individual projects

 

3.      Social Network Analysis

Objectives

This training is an introduction into the basic of social network analysis focusing on the most important parameters for analyzing groups in the network. Showing the importance of social network analyzing for journalism is a second goal of the course.


 

 

Format

Training takes 2 full days in a computer lab. The training is hands-on. Examples of data sets and assignments are available from a training folder in the cloud.

Content

The training consists of the following topics:

-          What is social network analysis

-          Working with NodeXL

-          Social network analysis using data from Twitter and Facebook

-          Working on individual projects

 

4.      Survey: collecting your own data

Objectives

This course is an introduction to the use of the sociological survey, an important tool to collect your  own data.

Format

Training takes 2 full days in a computer lab. The training is hands-on. Examples of data sets and assignments are available from a training folder in the cloud.

Content

-          Introduction to the sociological research design and the position of the survey technique

-          Designing a questionnaire

-          Collecting data using Google forms

-          Analysis of using Excel

-          Working on individual projects

 

Request for training and prices for individual groups and in-company by e-mail: peter@d3-media.nl

 

 

 

LIST OF EMPLOYERS AND ASSIGNMENTS FOR DATA JOURNALISM TRAINING FROM:

  • NOS Journaal Hilversum, Dutch 8 o'clock news
  • Wegener Dutch regional newspaper group
  • De Persgroep, Dutch Belgium national newspapers group
  • Financieel Dagblad, Amsterdam
  • RNTC Training center Dutch World service, Hilversum
  • CCJ, center for journalism and Communication of Hogeschool Utrecht
  • Free Voice, Dutch NGO, training at Makere University, Uganda
  • Free Voice, Investing in the Future project at Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Maroc and   Bahrain
  • Internews Nairobi, Kenya
  • African Media Initiative, Nairobi, Kenya
  • African Story Challenge, Logos, Nigeria
  • Highway Africa, Rhodes University South Africa
  • South African Newspapers: Times(Johannesburg), Media24 Capetown, Independent Newspapers(Durban)
  • University of Amsterdam, Leuven (Belgium); Helsinki (Finland), Moscow(Russia), Kiev (Ukraine)
  • EJC European Journalism Center Maastricht; Tbilisi Georgia.
  • Technological University Limasol Cyprus
  • Editors Forum Windhoek, Namibia
  • Unesco Paris, France
  • Mwananchi Communications Dar es Salaam
  • Universiteit voor Humanistiek, Utrecht
  • HIVOS media center Dar es Salaam Tanzania
  • HIVOS media center Nairobi Kenya
  • The Source, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Media center Sarajevo Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Centro de Estudos Inter-Disciplinares de Comunicacao(CEC), Maputo, Mozambique
  • United Nation Population Fund at Yangon Myanmar May 2016 data journalism consultant for census data.
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