Telling a story with data

How to think like a data journalist – interactive (15 minutes)

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  • Lesson 1: How to think like a data jounalist
  • Optional task: Where to look next
  • Lesson 2: creating a simple data visualisation
  • Optional task: Create a piece of data journalism




One of the most important, but often neglected, aspects of working with data is how you communicate what the data tells you.

“The course was short clear and simple, easy to fit into my work schedule without taking me away from my core duties.” – Public servant in the UK

From learning about the data journalist’s mindset to creating a simple visualisation, this course should help you use and communicate information in creative and persuasive ways.

After taking this course, participants will be able to:

  • β€” Recognise good data journalism
  • β€” Approach data like a journalist
  • β€” Create engaging data visulaisations