Optional hands-on spreadsheet training (San Juan)

  • Event: 2020 San Juan, Puerto Rico, Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Francisco Vara-Orta of IRE and NICAR; Cody Winchester of IRE and NICAR
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 8 at 9:00am
  • Location: School of Law, Room 201
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Attend this hands-on workshop and learn how to use Google Sheets, a simple but powerful spreadsheet application, to begin analyzing data for stories. We'll start from the beginning with basic formulas and work our way up to summarizing information using pivot tables and more. How do you think about data analysis as a journalist? How do you find the story within the columns and rows?

Class size is limited; register early to reserve a seat on a first-come, first-served basis.

**Attendees must bring their own computer with a charger to this training and have a Google account.

NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

Speaker Bios

  • Francisco Vara-Orta is a training director at the Investigative Reporters & Editors, Inc. He brings nearly 20 years of newsroom experience, published by a variety of news organizations, including Chalkbeat, Education Week, the San Antonio Express-News, Austin Business Journal, Los Angeles Business Journal and the Los Angeles Times. He earned a master’s degree in investigative/data journalism at Mizzou & a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

  • Cody is a training director at Investigative Reporters & Editors. Before joining IRE, he worked at newspapers in Texas, Nebraska and South Dakota.

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