Posted: Nov. 4, 2014 | Tags: data
David Donald, the Workshop’s new data editor, will be in Kortrijk, Belgium, through Sunday, representing the School of Communication and the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the annual investigative journalism conference of the Vereniging van Onderzoeksjournalisten (VVOJ).
Donald will be training reporters from the Netherlands and Belgium in data journalism skills through a hands-on session in database management and analysis. He’ll also give a talk about current trends in data journalism and what it takes to produce a data-driven project that holds up to increasing media scrutiny.
This is Donald’s fourth time training for the VVOJ, a nonprofit founded in 2002 to support investigative reporting in Belgium and Netherlands. The historic city of Kortrijk, bombed in both 1917 and by the allies in 1944, remains key to the textile industry in West Flanders.