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Data Journalism Tools for Your Newsroom and Classroom

June 23, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

During this session, you’ll learn how to scrape data from web pages and PDFs and into a spreadsheet format. You also will learn how to visualize the data using the free Flourish.studio tool. Participants will get a handout with links to the tools, exercises, examples and data to practice with.

Prior to the session, participants should set up a free account at https://flourish.studio/
They also should download free Tabula software here: https://tabula.technology/

Presenter(s): Mike Reilley, SPJ Digital Trainer

About the presenter: Mike Reilley has been a lecturer in data and digital journalism at UIC for the past six years and is an SPJ trainer in the Google News Initiative training program. He also owns Penny Press Digital, LLC, a digital consulting company. Mike has trained more than 10,000 journalists, students, and teachers in digital tools since 2016, speaking at conferences, journalism schools and in newsrooms in 40 states. He has done nearly 300 trainings in the Google program and dozens more for other clients such as Gannett.

Live Webinar
Thursday, June 23
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CDT
Register here by June 20.

*MNA Members can access this event for FREE.
Please email member@mna.org to obtain the access code.


June 23, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Online Media Campus
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Online Media Campus
(515) 244-2145
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