ProPublica is proud to announce our second Data Institute, a 11-day intensive workshop on how to use data, design and code for journalism. The workshop will be from June 7 to June 21 in our NYC offices. The deadline to apply is March 31.
Over 11 days, we’ll cover the basics of brainstorming, reporting, designing and building interactive graphics and data-driven news applications. By the end of the course you should be able to:
- Conduct data research and evaluate the reliability of your data.
- Clean data and analyze data sets for interesting trends and outliers.
- Bulletproof data against common pitfalls and inconsistencies.
- Perform the most commonly used statistical techniques in journalism.
- Sketch and prototype multiple designs for a single project and evaluate the best approach.
- Learn how to use color, typography and layout.
- Understand how to test designs with real-world users and to incorporate feedback.
- Create clear and clean visualizations to help readers understand complex information.
- Understand basic programming concepts.
- Scrape a website, using either Ruby or Python.
- Know how to continue learning on your own.
The workshop will be project-centered. You will work on an interactive data journalism project — with real data — from beginning to end. Ready to apply?