Finding Stories In Numbers, with David McKie
Increasingly, public institutions such as Statistics Canada, federal, provincial and municipal governments are making their data more accessible and user-friendly.
Obtaining this data is literally a few mouse-clicks away. After sorting and filtering in spreadsheets like Excel or Google Sheets, you can use this data to help tell stories about your region’s changing demographics, troubles with drinking water, the local impact of climate change, or other articles of interest and importance to your readers.
David McKie is an Ottawa-based adjunct journalism professor, data-journalism trainer, and award-winning author who has co-authored three journalism textbooks and two user guides on the topics of access to information laws and privacy, and also worked for the CBC for 26 years.