Back to All Events

Introduction to Data Journalism

  • Experimental Station 6100 South Blackstone Avenue Chicago, IL, 60637 United States (map)

We all know that data are all around us—from the apps that track our every movement, to education, criminal justice, health care and beyond. But data can be misleading, misrepresented, and even wrong. Where should you go to find data and how do you make sure it says what you think it does? In this workshop, you'll learn where to look for data, how to bulletproof it, and how to use it effectively and responsively to tell compelling stories.


Jonah Newman is a Chicago-based data and investigative reporter. Most recently, he was the senior editor for data and investigations at Pacific Standard magazine. Before that he was a reporter at the Chicago Reporter, where he used data to tell stories about policing and criminal justice in Chicago and Cook County. He grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism in 2012.

Earlier Event: September 28
Reporting for Radio