MASTER CLASSDepartment / Unit Academy

Master Class: A practical introduction to Data Journalism


The Master Class will start on Thursday 27 June at 13.00 and will finish on Friday 28 June at 13.00 (before lunch).

A networking dinner, included in the fee, is scheduled on Monday evening at 19.30.


  • Political reporters who want to tell their stories in a visually powerful manner
  • Investigative journalists who wish to enrich their investigation techniques and sources
  • Teams of desk journalists, researchers, graphic designers and technology specialists who want to constitute a successful data journalism team.


  • Use the power of data to tell unique stories and contribute to the public debate.
  • Learn, through tutorials and practical exercises to:
    • Find relevant public data
    • Select, clean and analyse the right data
    • Make the most of info-graphics tools to illustrate complex or dull stories
  • Get inspired by and learn from successful data journalism stories


The programme is structured around 9 modules:

  1. What is data journalism - Data tools & story planning
  2. Statistics - Common pitfalls and how to avoid them
  3. Spreadsheets - The data journalist's key tool
  4. How to find your own data
  5. Google Fusion charts, a great tool for raw data
  6. How to use data in your newsroom
  7. Analysing data sets
  8. Timeline tools
  9. Creating maps


Download programme (pdf)


trainer photo

Kevin Anderson

Freelance journalist & digital strategist with more than a decade of experience with the BBC and the Guardian.

He has been a digital journalist since 1996 with experience in radio, television, print and the web.

Kevin is a member of Eurovision ACADEMY Faculty >> Read More


Quote from participant Many people in this industry think data journalism is about numbers, but data journalism is actually just the best way to find out what the story is. It's not the figures you get out of it, it's the information that you find within the figures – and I think that's where I really need to concentrate in 2013.

Steve Herrmann said a knowledge of data journalism is something his team at BBC News online looks for when recruiting




27 - 28 Jun 2013


EBU Headquarters

Registration Deadline

25 Jun 2013

Registration details

Registration fee

  • EUR 750 for 1st participant
  • EUR 375 Euro from 2nd participant from same company

The price includes tuition, course material, coffee breaks and the networking dinner.
It does not include any other meals, travel and hotel costs. 



Thanks to the EBU Partnership Programme, a limited number of individual scholarships are available to enable participation in Eurovision ACADEMY course.

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Eurovision ACADEMY do not make hotel reservations. However, we have negotiated competitive rates with some of the hotels near the venue and the city centre. Please contact the hotel of you choice directly. 

Hotels offering special rates for the EBU/Eurovision

Hotels in Geneva and in France with low rates (pdf)


Hélène Rauby-Matta
Business Development Manager
Eurovision ACADEMY
T + 41 (0)22 717 24 21

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