Teachers & Trainers’ Day #EIJC18

The Data journalism Teachers & Trainers’ day at EIJC & 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, John Bones, Nicolas  Kayser-Bril and Brant Houston.

10.00 – 11.00 Training Excel

Introduction. What to do with Excel? Which tools in Excel are needed for journalists? How to organise training in Excel in different sessions, not introducing too many things at the same time?

Presenters: Anuska Delic and Brant Houston, moderator John Bones

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. Focusing on data for stories.

Presenters: John Stoneman and Helena Bengtsson, moderator Jennifer LaFleur

12.15 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 14.00 Which tools should we train?

How far shall we go? Which elements do we need to train? The logical steps. What is needed as a minimum – and what is for the nerds? How do we work with a curriculum?

Presenters: Jan Dyberg and Jennifer LaFleur, moderator Nicolas  Kayser-Bril

14.15 – 15.15 Building a training schedule

How to identify participants’ needs? What shall we look for at trainers? And how to train the trainers?

Presenters: John Bones, Felix Irmer and Nicolas  Kayser-Bril, moderator Brant Houston

15.30 – 16.30 Benefit from each other

Status of training in data journalism in Europe and US. What is the next steps in developing the training in Europe? Can we create an online guide and resource of tools? 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?

Presenters: Nils Mulvad, Sandra Foresti and Nicolas  Kayser-Bril, moderator Brant Houston

16.45 – 17.45 What not to do in training & Computer science integration

How to work with computer science and information sciences? Which totally new tools do we see coming?

What not to do when training data journalism? How to work with computer science and information sciences? Which totally new tools do we see coming?

Presenters: Crina Boros, Brant Houston and Jennifer LaFleur, moderator Nils Mulvad


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


Thomas More Campus De Vest. Room C221.