Join the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association on Monday, Mar. 3 for the webinar "Data Journalism: Using Digital Data for Story Research” with Glen McGregor, national affairs reporter with the Ottawa Citizen.
Investigative reporters who once used print documents are increasingly turning to electronic data to research stories. In this session Glen McGregor showcases stories journalists are developing using electronic records, breaking news on subjects as diverse as parking tickets, medical marijuana applications, faulty gas pumps and students grades. He'll discuss how new stories can emerge from thousands of lines of texts and numbers, and introduce the tools and techniques of data journalism that today's journalists can use to accelerate their stories.
Glen McGregor is an award-winning national affairs reporter with the Ottawa Citizen. He is a leading advocate for data journalism in Canada, and has taught data skills to journalism students at Algonquin College. He regularly leads hands-on data sessions for the Canadian Association of Journalists and is hosting a two-day data journalism boot camp at Carleton University in June.