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From time to time, InfoTimes offers public courses in data Journalism and digital storytelling. These are held in Cairo and range from introductory courses for beginners to advanced D3 coding masterclasses for developers.

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Data Journalism Fundamentals

We offer you the best opportunity for a workshop that introduces you to the essential tools and skills of data-driven journalism, starting from scraping using Google Sheets, to data cleaning and analysis using MS Excel and OpenRefine. Furthermore, you'll be able to visualize your data using Datawrapper and Atlas. As a result, you'll be on the track to produce professional data-driven pieces that you're dreaming of.

Advanced Steps into Data Journalism

This workshop ensures that you’re heading the journalism profession by advanced data journalism skills, that empowers you to deal with almost any regular data-driven project you may face in your newsroom. This covers scraping datasets from multiple webpages, XML scraping and dealing with PDF files, in addition to advanced MS Excel analysis skills. You'll also be able to use Tableau Desktop Public and Adobe Illustrator for visualization. 

Specialized Data Scraping Tools for Journalists

Found datasets but not sure how to grasp them? Now you’ll be able to catch datasets more easily with this specialized workshop on different tools for scraping data from HTML, XML, RSS and tabular and non-tabular PDFs .

Data Cleaning and Analysis with MS Excel

Lay the base ground for data cleaning and analysis using MS Excel. By the end of this workshop, you'll be able to split columns, sort, filter, create pivot tables and add subtotals. Basic and intermediate formulas and functions for data cleaning and analysis will also be covered. The workshop will also include using Excel charts for exploratory and explanatory data visualization.

Introduction to Data Visualization for Journalists

In this workshop, you'll have hands-on skills using quick and efficient data visualization tools that include Flourish, Datawrapper, Atlas and Fusion Tables. You'll also have a solid background on the fundamentals of data visualization and choosing the proper chart for your data.

Creating infographics with Illustrator

Infograhpics are a great of way of visually summarizing and telling the story behind your data. Adobe Illustrator is a great tool to create infograhpics, with multiple options for charting and graphing. In this workshop, you’ll be taken through the different steps of creating an infographic, starting with importing data into Illustrator, all along till exporting your final project to be ready for publish.

A Journalist’s Kit to Excel Tableau Public

Tableau Desktop Public is a great free software that minds the gap between exploratory and explanatory visualization. In Tableau, you can analyze your data visually, and present it to your audience interactively, with high degree of customization. By the end of this workshop, you'll have learned how to analyze your data visually all along to producing interactive dashboards and stories and embedding them into your HTML page.

Essential Mapping Tools for Journalists

This workshop gives you a solid background two of the most essential tools you can use to create maps on the go to suite your journalistic piece or blog; Google Fusion Tables and maps in Tableau Public. You’ll also be introduced to geographic and geospatial data and how to deal with it.

Advanced Static and Animated Mapping for Journalists

This workshop aims to strengthen your visualization advanced static and interactive mapping skills using QGIS software and CARTO online tools. After this workshop, you will be a way ahead of your counterparts regarding dealing with geospatial data and using it for their storytelling. 

Google Tools for Journalists

Google is a great place from where you can fetch mounts of data and information, in addition to great tools to tell your story. This workshop covers Google features that help journalists, from data finding using Data Explorer and Google Trends, all the way along to visualizing data using Google Data Studio and Gif Maker.

Python for Advanced Data Cleaning

If you work with data regularly, you already know how much data cleaning absorbs of your work time. So, we give you the ultimate opportunity to master Python’s Pandas for data cleaning; one of the quickest, most efficient and enjoyable data cleaning tools.

Advanced Data Visualization with D3.js

Exceed the limits of data visualization and master interactive data presentation with Javascript data-driven documents library D3.js.

How to Find Stories in Data Using R

This workshop will introduce you to using the statistical computing and graphics language R to enhance your data analysis and reporting process. You’ll be able to deal with the messy and unstructured types of data that you may encounter in your advanced data-driven journalistic investigations. You’ll know how to wrangle data efficiently and effectively, in addition to creating visualizations that will communicate what you’ve discovered in your data with charts and maps.

Introduction to Coding for Journalists

Journalists all around the world are no longer work apart from coding. The perfect journalist for the new digital age is the one who has robust coding skills as well as advanced storytelling techniques. This workshop makes this easier for you, giving you an introduction to the world of coding, from which you'll be able to start acquiring ultimate advanced coding tools that will help you find and tell stories out of mounts of messy datasets.
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Data Journalism Fundamental

Introduces the essential tools and skills of data-driven journalism, starting from scraping , to data cleaning, data analysis and data visualization till you build up your data-driven piece.

Creating Infographics with Illustrator

You’ll be taken through the different steps of creating an infographic, starting with importing data into Illustrator, all along till exporting your final project to be ready for publish.

Excel Tableau Public

By the end of this workshop, you'll have learned how to analyze your data visually all along to producing interactive dashboards and stories and embedding them into your HTML page.

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TESTIMONIAL

  • More than 20 trainees from Developers and Journalists from different countries said these satisfying words about InfoTimes training and workshops:
  • From the 2nd session, I felt the progression in their work. They managed to develop new tools and skills, as sharing knowledge inspired them to gain more brilliant skills.
    Karam Sherif Editor in Chef at Al Mal News

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