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European Journalism Centre’s Free Data Journalism Course Starts May 19

"Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools" is a free online data journalism course with 5 leading experts.

“Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools” is a free online data journalism course with 5 leading experts.

If you’re anything like me, your data skills are rusty (at best). So, when I heard the European Journalism Centre (EJC) was going to sponsor a summer course on data-driven journalism, I was all ears. EJC and its subsidiary Data Driven Journalism recognized a need for a mass learning opportunity when big data is all the rage, and when a limited number of reporters have extensive experience sifting through public records to produce great journalism, like, say, what ProPublica does so well.

I got the email last week reminding me that I had enrolled in the “Doing Journalism With Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools” MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and am super excited to get started.

The class, intended to teach professional journalists how to interpret data and create data journalism efficiently and effectively, is broken up into five modules which should take about 4-5 hours to complete. The module content is below:

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Mediabistro Course

Travel Writing

Travel WritingStarting November 4, learn how to turn your travel stories into published essays and articles! Taught by an experienced travel writing contributor, Jimmy Im will teach you how to explore the different travel niches and decide which platform is best for you, write engaging pitch letters, and develop a better understanding of the travel industry. Register now!

Mediabistro’s Copy Editing 101 Starts Wednesday, March 6

Copy Editing 101

Do you want to raise your editing skills above baseline? Then don’t miss Copy Editing 101, Mediabistro’s online event and workshop starting March 6. Learn tips, tricks, and best practices to hone your skills as a copy editor. Over four weeks, we’ll cover:

  • How to spot errors at the sentence level and master a copy test
  • Navigating the style guides from AP to The Chicago Manual
  • Copy editing techniques for book publishing, magazine and website editing, and your own personal writing
  • A basic overview of Adobe InCopy, a program designed to streamline your workflow
  • Where to look and how to land copy editing work

Our weekly live video webcasts feature industry professionals such as Jack Murnighan (content director, Babble), Erin Carlson (copy editor, The Hollywood Reporter), and Constance Hale (author, Vex, Hex, Smash, and Smooch).

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, join today. The event starts Wednesday, March 6 at 12 pm ET, so register now.