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The Data Institute at Howard University.

Application Deadline: April 25, 2024

The Data Institute is a collaboration between the Center for Journalism & Democracy and the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting.

The Data Institute is a free, hands-on workshop that will teach you how to work with data as a journalist, how to apply design principles and layout to charts or stories, and how to code your own interactive project. In addition to training sessions on data journalism, design and programming that are taught by experienced journalists, participants will also meet and talk to leading journalists about their careers. Co-founded in 2015 by two women and journalists of color, Sisi Wei and Lena Groeger, the Data Institute seeks to address an equity gap and make high-quality training more accessible for all journalists who want to tell powerful stories.

When + Where

The Data Institute is a two-week, in-person event from July 8-19 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.


If you’re a journalist passionate about learning how to use data, design and code to help tell stories, this workshop is for you.

All workshop students will need to use their own laptop, which must be able to install software like R Studio. This means that Chromebooks and iPads won’t work. We’ll provide other materials, including links to where you can get the software we’ll be using for free.


The Data Institute is completely free to attend. The Data Institute will cover roundtrip travel costs to Washington, D.C., and provide lodging on the campus at Howard University

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