The Wrangler is a two-day training series — a “choose your own adventure” introduction to the new technologies of journalism. Your guides on these adventures will be both subject area experts as well as practicing journalists. We’ll show you how things work, and how they’ve been used by reporters. This all happened November 13th and 14th at https://ohyay.co/s/wrangler .
Each of The Wrangler’s two days is divided into 90 minute to 2-hour sessions. At any point there will be 3 to 4 workshops running in parallel and you decide which sessions you are going to attend.
So far, we have recruited 28 presenters who will be introducing tools like R and Python and Svelte, and leading hands-on workshops on Open Source Digital Investigations, Data Visualization, Mapping, Natural Language Processing and Network Analysis. There will also be skills workshops on how to tell your stories on social media, and the best ways to fashion FOIA requests. And we have a few “this is how we did it” sessions with leading journalists in computation. We’ve even added a dose of Entrepreneurship and Product Thinking for you to sample.
This should be an amazing weekend! The Wrangler is about expanding your reporting skills and seeing your work in new ways.
Join us! And email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.