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Data journalism at King’s

King’s is a great place to learn the tools and techniques of data journalism. Data is at the core of the master of journalism in data and investigative journalism and we offer Canada’s oldest and most comprehensive professional data training in the summer data and coding schools.Smiling copy

In our masters program, you’ll learn how to find data, analyze it with commonly available tools, map it, visualize it and create complete investigative data packages. The focus is on both the computer skills and the intellectual practice of journalism. You’ll not only read the textbook, you’ll learn from the people who wrote the textbook.

The summer schools provide intensive instruction for working journalists, students and others who want to communicate using data. With a full week of full days, you’ll have time to master the skills, so you can put them to work.

New-King’s data skillsheets

Want some quick advice to get started with data? We’re rolling out skillsheets. Aimed at beginners, each one demonstrates a data skill you can use to solve a specific problem. Here are the current skillsheets:

Import CSV data into an Excel spreadsheet

Paste data from the web and sort in a spreadsheet

Create categories using an IF function in a spreadsheet

Split data in an Excel column into one or more new columns, using Text to Columns

Extract the year and month from dates in a spreadsheet

Data help centre

If you need a hand with a data project, feel free to email kingsdata(at)ukings(dot)ca, and we’ll see what we can do to help.

Posted: February 3, 2016, 11:07 pm AST
Modified: January 18, 2017, 5:58 pm AST