Learn how to deep dive data with ProPublica’s News Application team


ProPublica has just opened applications for its 2017 Data Institute, a free 11-day intensive workshop on how to use data, design and programming for journalism.

Geared towards journalists and journalism students, this workshop will cover everything from finding and analyzing data, to using colors and typography for better storytelling, to scraping a website using code.

The workshop will cover step-by-step how ProPublica brainstorms, reports, designs and builds these types of interactive graphics and data driven news applications.

By the end of the Institute, students will have created an interactive data project from beginning to end, with help and guidance from the team that brought you cutting-edge stories on college debt, the state-by-state cost of limbs, and even some investigative space journalism.


Image: The 2017 instructors.

The workshop is also a part of ProPublica's diversity initiative.

"We are particularly dedicated to helping people from communities that have long been underrepresented not only in journalism but particularly in investigative and data journalism, including African Americans, Latinos, other people of color, women, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities," they've explained.

To make the Data Institute accessible to people for whom it would still be economically out of reach, ProPublica is offering a limited number of $1,000 stipends.

For all other attendees, the workshop is still free to attend and some expenses will also be covered.

The workshop will be from June 7 to June 21 at ProPublica’s New York offices, and the the deadline to apply is March 31.

Find out more here.