Build Interactive Data Visualizations with Tableau Public: A Digital Tools Tutorial

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Build Interactive Data Visualizations with Tableau Public: A Digital Tools Tutorial

Create visualizations for data-driven stories.

Type: Webinar

Originally Broadcast On: December 02, 2016

Time Estimate: Two hours


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This webinar presents Tableau Public, a free and powerful data visualization tool that you can use create, publish and share your interactive data visualizations

This webinar starts with a tour of the Tableau interface, connect to an example data set, create a few visualizations and then pull those visualizations together to make a dashboard.

Please complete these tasks before the workshop

  1. Install Tableau Public – download here and install
  2. Create a Tableau Public account — Click “sign in” and follow the link to create a new account here.

This workshop is structured so that no prior knowledge of Tableau is necessary.

This training event is part of a series on digital tools in partnership with the American Press Institute and The Poynter Institute, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


  • An overview of the Tableau Interface
  • How to connect to data
  • How to build visualizations and dashboards from that data
  • How to publish visualizations and dashboards to Tableau Public
  • Resources, including blogs, user groups, community and more


Journalists interested in expanding their investigative capabilities and autonomy in creating visualizations for data-driven articles.


Cynthia Andrews

PHX -> SEA -> NYC. Never one to sit still, Cynthia Andrews embodies the frenetic vibration of the city in which she lives. The road to her current role as a Data Artist at Tableau was anything but linear. Her eclectic background includes a bachelor’s in art history, a master’s in communication in digital media, a stint in journalism as a data visualization developer at NBC, to name a few. In addition to passionately evangelizing visualizing data, she’s also pursuing a [second] master’s degree at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Oh, and trying to eat her way through the five boroughs.