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The Fundamentals of Data Journalism

Looking to refresh your knowledge or learn the fundamental skills of using data in journalism to increase the impact, diversity and quality of your stories? The Africa Data Hub invites you to watch and learn from our online video training modules.

You will learn not only how to make sense of datasets, but also how to tell stories supported by the data. You’ll learn how to find, analyse, interpret and visualise data in compelling new ways.

In the five modules, you will learn:

  1. An introduction to using data
  2. Spreadsheets: How to “interview” data
  3. Spreadsheets: Easy maths
  4. Visualisation: Beginners’ guide to data visualisation
  5. Visualisation: Beginners’ guide to maps

So, whether you are a journalist who is curious about how data can unlock new story angles or looking for a refresher on basic data skills, these training videos are for you!

About the instructors
This course has been developed by Media Hack Collective - experts in data-driven  journalism.

Email info@africadatahub.org if you have any questions

Modules in this course

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