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South Side Weekly Workshop Series: Introduction to Data Journalism

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PEN America is thrilled to continue our partnership with the South Side Weekly with a series of hands-on journalism skills workshops this summer and fall.

We all know that data are all around us — from the apps that track our every movement, to education, criminal justice, health care and beyond. But data can be misleading, misrepresented, and even wrong. Where should you go to find data, and how do you make sure it says what you think it does? In this workshop, you’ll learn where to look for data, how to bulletproof it, and how to use it effectively and responsively to tell compelling stories.

Workshops are taught by Weekly editors or by guest professional journalists and are always free and open to the public.

Jonah Newman photoJonah Newman is a Chicago-based data and investigative reporter. Most recently, he was the senior editor for data and investigations at Pacific Standard magazine. Before that, he was a reporter at the Chicago Reporter, where he used data to tell stories about policing and criminal justice in Chicago and Cook County. He grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism in 2012.

Additional information this workshop series can be found here.