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February 2020

The Transparency Series – Data Visualization

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Presenter The Pudding Workshop Description Graphical (or pictorial) presentations of data have become an almost essential part of journalistic practice. Data visualization helps us see patterns in data, and is an important tool for finding stories. Also, outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and FiveThirtyEight are publishing data visualizations that push the idea of story telling, creating new data-driven ways to inform and entertain. In this day-long workshop, students will review some basic data visualization skills--guiding you…

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April 2020

The Transparency Series – Political Polling

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Presenter Drumhil Mehta, FiveThirtyEight Workshop Description The last workshop in the Transparency Series takes you through techniques for looking at one or more polls over time. Join Dhrumil Mehta who leads Pollapalooza at FiveThirtyEight to get exposed to sources, tools, and strategies for working with polls — starting at the very beginning with simple random samples, and leading to the detailed models that are employed today. All the while, the workshop will emphasize how to find and tell interesting, novel…

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