On Thursday, Oct. 26, join us for a workshop entitled “So much data. What’s a (solutions) journalist to do?”
If you are interested in solutions journalism, data is your friend. Many stories begin by finding outliers in your area of interest. But working with loads of data when you are not an expert in the field can be daunting. That’s why you need a village. Kristin Wolff will use this workshop to share strategies for finding, working with, and using data in storytelling — for engaging data “partners” in the effort.
She is kind of a bridge — which seems fitting since she lives in Portland. She’s a researcher and policy analyst professionally, but has been studying journalism and applying it in practice so that more of that research gets used by journalists looking to report about who is doing a better job of solving difficult social challenges and how they’re doing it.
Registration is now open for this workshop and our venue has a capacity of 65 people. Please RSVP about your plans to attend.
Project Access NOW has again generously donated the meeting space at their offices: 714 SW 20th Place (Portland 97205)
(The building is just off West Burnside, one block west of Providence Park)
5-5:30 p.m. Complimentary food & beverages
5:30 p.m. Workshop begins with Kristin Wolff
7-7:30 p.m. Next steps
The Solutions Journalism Network’s (SJN) Portland-based Community, the SPJ Oregon Territory Chapter and ONA Portland are partnering to offer two important FREE workshops in October for reporters, editors, the support people who work with them as well as journalism students interested in the pursuit of excellent, engaging and impactful journalism.