World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

Engaging Audiences with Data Journalism



Engaging Audiences with Data Journalism

Date and Location

  • 16 Jun 2016 - 17 Jun 2016

Introduction to Event


The Panama Papers showed how Big Data, data analysis and technical project management can deliver journalism with impact at the highest levels of government and society. Projects like this, major investigations and smaller features demand new skills not only of journalists but also of editorial managers.

In this course, we will look at cutting edge projects that show the power of data-driven storytelling.  How this new suite of skills is delivering groundbreaking journalism with incredibly engaging storytelling techniques. The course will give editorial leaders the skills they need to build and manage teams to create these truly groundbreaking projects.

Course Outline

  • Overview of some of the most advanced data projects being done today by newsrooms around the world
  • How to expand your editorial standards to encompass the use of data
  • How to build a data journalism team. What skills do you need? What roles do you need?
  • Hiring a ‘hacker’ - how to hire and manage technical teams
  • Planning for multi-platform (print, desktop, mobile and social) data-journalism projects with case studies from the ABC in Australia and ProPublica
  • Social strategies to engage audiences with Big Data projects
  • Multimedia planning, a new frontier merging Big Data and video
  • Managing cross-functional teams of staff and contractors 

Engaging Audiences with Data Journalism

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