Whether you’re an investigative journalist or a daily beat reporter, free and low-cost technical tools and apps can help you improve and streamline your reporting.
We’ll introduce you to tech tools and platforms that will help you obtain and manipulate data. You’ll learn how to scrape social accounts, without knowing any code. And you’ll discover how to use features that are built into services you already use in more powerful ways. Plus, we’ll look at some popular (free!) project management software and applications to help you collaborate with colleagues and manage reporting projects.
- “Search Better” cheat sheet
- Slides from training
Who should take this training:
- Investigative journalists who want to improve their ability to gather, manipulate and showcase data;
- Daily reporters who want to learn how to use data more efficiently and effectively;
- Reporters who want to enhance their basic search and research skills;
- Journalists who want to enhance their reporting and storytelling with better data and multimedia; and
- Editors who want to improve newsroom project management and productivity among their teams.
Evan Wyloge is a senior reporter at the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, an independent, nonprofit media organization dedicated to statewide accountability journalism in Arizona. Wyloge, most recently a new media specialist at Arizona Capitol Times, has worked as a journalist for more than a decade, focusing on accountability and watchdog reporting with an emphasis on data analysis. He has a master’s degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in political science Northern Arizona University.