Teachers & Trainers’ Day

The Data journalism Teachers & Trainers’ day at Dataharvest embraces offers for those working with mid-career training as well as those teaching journalism students. Meet some of the most experienced data journalism trainers and lecturers from Europe and the US to learn from and network with. This year the day will both address practical questions for the seminar room such as ‘how to divide time between lectures and exercises’, ‘how to create efficient exercises’ or ‘how to collaborate with newsrooms’. But it will also address more structural questions such as ‘how to share and learn from syllabi’ or ‘how can data journalism trainers and lecturers in Europe exchange best practice’.

Organised by Nils Mulvad, Marcos Garcia-Rey, John Bones, Nikolas Kayser-Bril and Brant Houston

More details to come

10-11 State of training
Introduction. The state of data journalism training in Europe and US. Exchange of experience and approaches. Everybody brings training programs etc. How can more journalists get data journalism training?

11.15-12.15 Practical experiences in training in data journalism
When you are in the seminar room: Dividing time between lectures and exercises. How to create good and efficient exercises. Teaching methods/personal communication. Collaborating with newsrooms. E-learning.

12.15-13.00 Lunch

13.00-14.00 Building a training programme
How to identify participants’ needs? Which elements do we need to train? The logical steps. What is needed as a minimum – and what is for the nerds?

14.15-15.15 Benefit from each other
Most of the training in journalism schools and universities in data-journalism are done by outsiders and have often only minor connection to the rest of the curriculum. How can the journalism education and the practical training for active journalists help and benefit from each other? Can we share resources? Have a common mailing list? Other ideas?

15.30-16.30 Planning ahead

Note: Two parallel sessions – one for trainers of short courses and seminars, one for teacher at universities and journalism schools

What is the list of tools that need to be shared or developed? Can we create an online guide and resource of tools? How can we best share syllabi – and learn of new syllabi? What is the best network to use to communicate and collaborate?

16.45 – 17.45 Computer science integration
How to work with computer science and information sciences? Which totally new tools do we see coming?


Will you be attending the conference as well? Register & pay here.

Do you want to register for the Teachers & Trainers only? Fill in the form below and don’t forget to pay.