On the education beat, numbers are everywhere. A WAMU public radio reporter’s close examination of data revealed inflated graduation rates. Data drove a powerful series in The Baltimore Sun about the struggle to move past segregated schools. Reporters across the country are tracking gun violence and other violent incidents on school or college campuses.
Covering education means covering data. And whether spreadsheets make you queasy or make your heart flutter, EWA’s 2018 Diving Into Data Workshop can help you boost your data journalism skills — or start developing them.
Apply now for a spot in this popular workshop, scheduled for June 22-25 on the campus of New York University. We have 20 slots available for journalists to participate in this intensive program. (To qualify, you must be an EWA journalist member. Click here for membership information.)
Participants will receive hands-on training from our team of data coaches—veteran journalists skilled at analyzing and reporting with data. The coaches will meet you where you are skillswise and help you navigate data for a particular project while also building your overall data skills.
Scholarships are available for lodging, registration, and airfare.
Please note: Applicants will need to provide a letter of recommendation from their editor. Also, participants will be required to bring their own laptops.
Have questions about the workshop or the application? Contact EWA Program Manager Marquita Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.