Free Online Course! Telling Stories with Data

Google is offering a free course on telling stories with data. Put data-driven journalism to work telling your organization’s story.

The complex world of social goods generates multiple, large datasets. Clean energy, public health, education, immigration, elections, and other topics span data from academic research, industry, and results on the ground. These datasets need to be parsed and visualized to identify trends, locate bright spots, and tell the full story.

The Google News Initiative includes a training section with lessons on telling stories with data. Select from lessons such as conducting surveys, understanding trends, visualizing data, and working with public data sets. You can take single lessons or the whole course.

You can apply these same tools to conduct market research for your public- or social-sector organization.

Pair these lessons with the solutions journalism toolkit to build compelling stories about how your organization can and is making change in the world.

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