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The Fundamentals of Data Journalism
Training module

An introduction to using data

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Do you want to get started with data journalism, but don't know how? Or do you need a refresher on the basics? This module will help you.

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Media Hack Collective

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You wouldn't build a house without planning for it first, right?

This first module from The fundamentals of data journalism course will kickstart your data-driven journalism journey with its foundational building blocks.

You will learn the basics of spreadsheets and data visualisation - and get to apply your new skills and knowledge too.

Module videos

This module contains short videos with accompanying presentations and resources.

Basic spreadsheets 1

There are some important things to remember (and apply) when you begin to work with data. In this video, you will be introduced to Google Sheets and learn about best practices.

Basic spreadsheets 2

In this video, you will learn about six useful features in Google Sheets that will help you when you work with data.

Basic visualisations 1

What exactly is data visualisation? Why do we use it? What is the data pipeline? I just want to make my data pretty! So many questions… We have the answers for you.

Basic visualisations 2

Not all data visualisations are good. In this video, we’ll share some best practices to help you choose appropriate charts and flag what not to do.

Basic visualisations 3

Are you ready to start making your own data visualisations? In this video, we'll show you how with Google Charts.

Module resources

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Module documents and resources

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