We live in a world with an abundance of data – from election results, budget reports, and census surveys, to Facebook updates and tweets from presidential candidates. Journalists and other communicators need to know how to find stories in data and shape them in compelling ways through maps, timelines, or graphics. Startup news organizations, legacy media and other brands are actively hiring data storytellers.
This intensive 2-day course will teach you how to find and analyze datasets, how to find stories buried within and to visualize them for powerful narratives.
You will cover the following topics and more:
Introduction to storytelling with data
Useful data tools and data sources
Data downloading, data cleaning and formatting
Data visualization theory
Anatomy of a chart
How to make a chart in Illustrator
Maps, best practices
Introduction to web languages
We will go from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday and 11:30 am to 6 pm on Sunday.
Class fee is $599. Are you eligible for a discount?
You will need a Google Drive account (free) and Adobe Illustrator (available for free at the school).
CUNY J+ offers a Credly badge for completion of this workshop