GitHub for journalists

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Brent Jones of St. Louis Public Radio
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 7 at 4:45pm
  • Location: Mariner Cove - conference level
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

We'll cover Github's basics features  — repositories, commits, branches, pull requests and issues — using a recent data-driven story as a case study. The goal is for you to leave the class and be able to use GitHub on your own for your next story.

**You must bring a laptop to participate in this class. You will also need to create an account at and install GitHub Desktop prior to the class. 

This session is good for: Journalists who want to collaborate on data analyses, back up their work and share their methodology with (nerdy) readers

Speaker Bios

  • Brent Jones is the data visual specialist at St. Louis Public Radio. Working with a newsroom of nearly 30 journalists, his job includes creating graphics for stories, stand-alone sites for projects and developing/discovering and training staff on newsroom tools. He previously worked at the St. Louis Beacon and is a graduate of Southern Illinois University's journalism school, where he is also teaching a course in data journalism this semester. @brentajones

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