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Data Viz 101: How to Transform Data into Interactive Stories Without Coding

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 · 1:00 p.m. · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

Title: Data Viz 101: How to Transform Data into Interactive Stories Without Knowing Code

Tips, tools, techniques – and why data visualization matters

Instructor: Carl V. Lewis. Data Journalist/Data Journalism Consultant.

If the term “data visualization” leaves you either paralyzed by technological confusion or limited to boring Excel charts, this is just the course for you. This session will give participants a solid foundation and a wealth of easy-to-use, code-free resources – to find, clean, analyze and visualize data for producing interactive data stories.

The proliferation of limitless data into almost every sector – from nonprofits to banks, small businesses and media organizations – has made it more important than ever to have people who can navigate users and business owners through the sea of information by contextualizing and visualizing mass datasets into easy-to-understand narratives.


- Data Viz Tools and Tutorials Cheat-Sheet
- Recommended readings, resources, blogs.
- Data Visualization Explained, in a Single Venn Diagram
- One-Page Guide to Choosing the Right Chart
- Optional free e-book reading: "Data + Design: A simple introduction to preparing and visualizing information (2015)"

Who should take this training:

- Journalists and media professionals who want to add an in-demand skill (without studying programming!)
- Marketers seeking to demonstrate the ROI of campaigns and promotions to employers
- Business strategists and decision-makers seeking better decision-making tools
- Educators in math, science, communications/journalism and more seeking new ways to produce class materials and teach their students.
- Anyone wishing to delve into the growing field of Big Data but in need of an introduction of where to start

  • Why, how, and when to use data visualization as an art and science
  • The latest tools and apps that allow for on-the-fly visualization with little-to-no programming knowledge.
  • The basics of embedding iframes into content management systems such as WordPress or Drupal.
  • The single "silver bullet" tool to power fast and accurate cross-platform data visualizations.
  • Building a bubble map overlay onto geospatial data and -- time permitting -- an interactive treemap.
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: $39.00
Webinar ID: dea0aa00e7dc
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter Carl V, Lewis
Carl V. Lewis is a newsroom data visualization developer, digital educator, occasional data journalism consultant, perennial product manager and award-winning former digital editor, with nearly 8 years of experience in the media and technology industry. He holds a master's degree in digital media and data visualization from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Media Studies from The Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University. Previously, he worked as the Digital Media Manager and Online Editor for Savannah Morning News, where he quadrupled the publication's weekly digital reach and launched the digital products for a new alt-weekly. He likes spreadsheets and yogurt.
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