Excel 2: Using formulas for stories

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Jennifer Smith Richards of Chicago Tribune
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 10:15am
  • Location: Michigan/Michigan St
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Much of Excel's power comes in the form of formulas. In this class, you'll learn how to use them to analyze data with the eye of a journalist. Yes, math will be involved, but it's totally worth it! This class will show you how calculations like change, percent change, rates and ratios can beef up your reporting.

This session is good for: Anyone who is comfortable navigating Excel.

Speaker Bios

  • Jennifer Smith Richards has been a data reporter at the Tribune since 2015. Smith Richards previously covered schools and education for more than a decade at newspapers in Huntington, W.Va.; Utica, N.Y.; Savannah, Ga.; and Columbus, Ohio. Her work has touched on everything from sexual abuse in schools to police accountability to school choice. @jsmithrichards

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