Data Journalism: Initial Resources
Data Journalism: From the Inbox
any recommendations for training/workshops in data journalism? (also, i love this blog) — aliciee
Hi there. We love that you love this blog. Here goes:
Since I don’t know where you actually are I’m going to stick to mostly online resources.
One place I’d start is Lynda.com which is an online training site with video-based courses that range from desktop applications like Photoshop to programming languages like Ruby. It’s subscription-based but you can pay by the month ($25) and drop it at any time. Two courses that might be of interest are Interactive Data Visualization with Processing and Up and Running with R. Also, if you’re still in school, see if it’s available to you for free. Jihii has free access to it at Columbia.
One of the hard things about answering this question though is that there are various moving parts, not least of which is what tools you want to be working with. I mentioned R and Processing above, but there are also tools like Google’s Google’s Fusion Tables, Hadoop and Gephi, not to mention a whole host of others.
Which, come to think of it, is probably why you’re asking about training and workshops. Figuring out where to start can be confusing.
So here are some places to start:
- Go Through the Data Journalism Handbook.
- Review DataVisualization’s inspiration on tools you can use.
- Hit up Reddit, and head to the subreddits such as this one on visualization. Ask questions.
- Go to Perugia, Italy. There’s a data journalism conference going on there April 24-28… We can fantasize, right?
- In the offline world, take a look at Meetup and Eventbrite for events and workshops. They pop up all the time. For example, here are upcoming workshops in New York City and here are NYC Meetup groups that focus on data.
So, with apologies for not being more specific on actual workshops, that’s what I got for you. Hope it helps. — Michael
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