MC5 Telling your Story through Data


· Master Class Organizer: Pro Journo

· Workshop Chair: Sunmin Kim 

· Date and Time: Monday 12, 16h00 – 18h50

· Room: Flüela 

· Description: 

How can academic researchers use data to tell a compelling story? Data-driven journalism and using data to tell stories has been a big focus in the journalism community. Journalists today use publicly available data or large academic datasets to create interactive tools. How can researchers use these publically available tools to reach a broader audience with about the impact of their research?

In this master class, journalist Sunmin Kim and Tableau product specialist Florian Ramseger will give a presentation of data-driven storytelling: What kinds of charts and more advanced data visualization are most effective? What are best practices in organizing your data?

After the presentation, there will be a live training with Tableau where we will use an example dataset to walk through the free software to create different kinds of visualizations. Researchers are also free to bring their own datasets where we can help onsite to answer any questions and deliver hands-on training.

· Speakers:

-Florian Ramseger is a Product Specialist at Tableau, where he helps people to see and understand their data using Tableau Public. A graduate from the London School of Economics, he has a background in economics, statistics and data visualization. Prior to joining Tableau, he has worked for international organizations, including the World Economic Forum and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and as a researcher and lecturer in academia.

-Sunmin Kim is a New York-based editor at The Economist Group’s Content Solutions Unit, specializing in science and technology, innovation and corporate strategy. Her research has so far led her to cover topics such as regulation of the sharing economy, big data in business and artificial intelligence, through innovative digital outputs including e-books, interactive data explorers and benchmarking tools. Outside the EIU, she is the executive director of Pro Journo, a global business journalism non-profit. She studied engineering and complex systems at Cornell University and University of Michigan, and holds a patent in nano-optics.

-Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. With Tableau anyone can analyze, visualize and share information quickly. More than 26,000 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens of thousands of people use the free service Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites. It offers an easy-to-use interface that lets you create visualizations quickly – no programming is required. Once the data is published, anyone can interact with it, download it, or create new visualizations with it.