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Data Journalism Workshop

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until June 9, 2022

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Sign up for a three-day virtual workshop in Data Journalism.

This workshop will be led by Bill Monroe and  Gwendolynne Perreira from Microsoft 365 for Journalists.

1st session – June 6th at 6:00 PM EST

In this session, we’ll introduce the basics of Excel. At the end of the session, you’ll start to see the possibilities that Excel offers for you storytelling. If you know nothing about Excel or have any questions that you’re afraid are “too basic” to ask, this session is for you.

2nd session – June 7th at 6:00 PM EST

In this session, we’ll work with data in more detail. We’ll format the data to make it easier to understand trends. We’ll also show you how you can pull in more information about your data from the web. Finally, we’ll show you how you can turn that data into charts and graphs to work with it in a more visual context.

3rd session – June 9th at 6:00 PM EST

Pivot Tables and Array Functions are like dark magic. In this session, well de-mystify them, and show how you can use these tools to save time and unlock new insights in your data.

This workshop is offered FREE for MVJ members like you and it’s a tremendous opportunity to learn from the best and connect with other journalists.

More about the trainers:

Bill Monroe is a Master Trainer with the Microsoft 365 for Journalists, where he helps journalists learn to use Office products so they can work more efficiently and focus on informing and educating the public. Bill has been in the Training and Evangelism space since the roll out of Windows 98. Previously, he led US Retail Channel Training for Office and the Windows 10 roll out. He also spent 16 years with Toshiba contributing to mobile computing revolution. Outside of work, lives in Seattle, and produces the Strokecast podcast. You can follow him on twitter @CurrentlyBill or Instagram @Bills_Strokecast.

Gwendolynne Perreira is a Communications Manager for Microsoft’s Modern Workplace team, running the Microsoft 365 for Journalists program and supporting customer storytelling for Modern Workplace Verticals. She was previously a Product Hub trainer at the Microsoft hub in Oklahoma City, where she blended her love of storytelling and customer training. Originally from Williamstown, NJ, she is a perusing a degree in IT Management at The University of Arizona. Outside of work she works with local organizations in the LGBTQIA+ community and volunteers at local animal shelters.


To participate, you must be a member of MVJ or a partner affinity group.

Sign up today, to reserve your free ticket!


June 6
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Russell Midori
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