Finding and using data

Never has so much data been put into the public realm by central government and local authorities. This unit introduces you to data journalism, where to find the information, how to deal with it once you have found it and, most importantly, points the way to using data to tell eye-catching stories.

This unit works for those thinking of a career in journalism but also is suitable for a PR in a campaign group who wants to unravel some of the data in the public domain to further the group’s case.

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Tutor support: 30 minutes

Learning hours: 20

Credits: 2