Find Stories in Data Faster and Collaborate Better with A Digital Tools Tutorial


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Find Stories in Data Faster and Collaborate Better with A Digital Tools Tutorial

Fast data research to share quickly.

Type: Webinar

Originally Broadcast On: August 31, 2017

Time Estimate: One hour



SKU: NUWEB101-17 Category: Tag:


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Data journalism used to be a niche reporting skill, but the barriers are crumbling quickly.

Learn how you can use to discover data relevant to your beat and community with structured search, tags and alerts. We’ll share how to quickly slice national datasets by location, date, etc., then export and share subsets with your team. You’ll learn to keep context within reach for you and your collaborators with annotated data dictionaries, easy documentation and activity feeds. And we’ll also show how makes it easy to share ideas, powerful queries and exploratory visualizations with anyone — you control who sees what, and what collaborators can do.

This training event was supported by Google News Lab and in partnership with the American Press Institute and The Poynter Institute, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


  • How to find the right data
  • How to slice data by copying and tweaking common SQL queries
  • Tips for uploading and documenting data you bring into the platform
  • Data collaboration basics
  • How to publish data and analysis for maximum impact


Journalists at any point use data more effectively – individually and collaboratively.


Ian Greenleigh

Ian Greenleigh is Director of Marketing at, and the author of The Social Media Side Door. Prior to, Ian worked as Digital Strategist at The Economist, Director of Marketing at Olapic, and Senior Manager of Content and Social Strategy at Bazaarvoice. He is passionate about investigative and data-driven journalism, data literacy, and the power of networks. Ian lives in Austin, Texas.