Outlier Learning offers a range of online, in-person and bespoke data communication courses. For customised training options for your organisation please contact learning@theoutlier.co.za.
Data Storytelling
Turn your data into compelling stories and visuals.
Course Type: In-Person
Price: R3,000
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Learn Data Journalism
Learn the basics of data journalism in 6 days.
Course Type: Email
Price: Free
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Data Tips & Tricks
Collected videos with tips and techniques for data collection, analysis and visualisation
Course Type: Online
Price: Free
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What people are saying ...
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Kim Jurgensen

The data visualisation training with Laura and Alastair was the best four hours I spent last year. It gave me great insight into how to make our stories more accessible, and easier to understand. I also started following them on social media, which has given me some fabulous ideas on how to translate complex and important data into something very accessible. So glad I did this course, hope there are more to come!
Course: Learn How to Tell Stories with Data
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Tholoana Phoshodi

The course taught me that it’s not just about the data or the nice visualisation you create from it, but it’s more about finding the story. And that’s where the impact is.
Course: Learn How to Tell Stories with Data
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Manelisi Bozo

I thoroughly enjoyed the "How to Tell Stories with Data" course – it was insightful and informative, making it easy to grasp the art of storytelling through data. I had a great time and acquired valuable skills that have proven beneficial.
Course: Learn How to Tell Stories with Data
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Ansie Vincente

The course helped me to turn what seemed like "boring stats" my client had into useful and easy-to-understand graphics. This made it significantly easier for them to communicate intricate technology trends in a non-threatening way to their (mostly) non-technical audiences.
Course: Learn How to Tell Stories with Data
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Sherry Neville

The 'How to Tell Stories with Data' course was very eye-opening for me, equipping me with invaluable tools to convert data sets into compelling narratives using the online tool Flourish. A must for any data professional seeking to tell a story in more imaginative ways than the traditional pie chart or excel chart.
Course: Learn How to Tell Stories with Data
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Seth Thorne
Broad Media

I would say what I learnt is the importance of visualisations in both capturing and keeping the audience's attention, in an ever evolving media landscape that is characterised by a decreasing reader timeframe. I also learnt the importance of having a strong angle in order to effectively tell the story that you want to tell - as too broad of a brushstroke makes it difficult to visualize.
Course: Learn How to Tell Stories with Data
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Craig Murrell

I found the course insightful and very practical about how to visualise data. The reality is that one is developing 3 skills while doing this 1) identifying a story to tell, 2) arranging the data in a sensible way that tells the story and 3) designing a medium to communicate the story to the outside world. None of the 3 are natural, so the course is good in that it develops those 3 skills.
Course: Learn How to Tell Stories with Data
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Vivian Chime
TheCable

Media Hack Collective was the platform that started me out on the data journalism journey for which I’m ever grateful.At first, I was clueless but with time and practice I had to start trying my hands on it and now I’m getting better. I hope to continue using data in my storytelling.
Course: Fundamentals of Data Journalism
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Shehu Bello Olayinka
The International Centre for Investigative Reporting

@mediahackza appreciation tweet πŸ™ŒπŸΏπŸ™ŒπŸΏπŸ™ŒπŸΏ.Seven months after MHC Data Masterclass, a gradual transition into becoming a Data Journalist is in process.
Course: Fundamentals of Data Journalism
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Ethan Van Diemen
Daily Maverick'

What advice would I give to journalists starting out with data-driven journalism? I would say, listen to the people at Media Hack.
Course: Fundamentals of Data Journalism
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Ezekiel Kekana
EW Blog

I will forever be grateful to the guys at @mediahackza for teaching me how to clean up the numbers and finding a story in them. Thank you so much for all the lessons. It is paying off now. #DataJournalism.
Course: Fundamentals of Data Journalism