Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool for journalists working with data. With some very basic skills, you can organize and analyze numbers you routinely come across in your beat and start chasing down new data sets to explore for stories.
David Riley, regional story bank editor for GateHouse Media New England, recently led a webinar called, “A Beginner’s Guide to Excel for Journalists.” You can find a quick primer on Excel for beginners here.
Here are five takeaways from the presentation:
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