October 21st 2016, BBC London

Data journalism is the fastest growing area of our industry. This one-day workshop, designed for reporters, producers, editors and managers and run by the BBC and SVT, looked at the developing trends in data journalism, gave some practical training and created an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge from some of the world leaders in the field.

Reporters and producers learned some of the skills necessary to exploit the vast amount of data becoming publicly available across the world and turn it into original journalism. There was also guidance on how to continue developing research and coding skills.

Editors and managers heard from leading exponents of data journalism from the BBC, SVT and a range of outside organisations: Helena Bengtsson, the Guardian, Robin Linderborg, SVT, Daniel Wainwright, BBC, Professor Paul Bradshaw, MA Online Journalism at Birmingham City University, Anthony Reuben, BBC, Hollie Lubbock, Code and Theory

Speakers Lisa Reynolds, BBC and Robin Linderborg, SVT


 One of the sessions - A python introduction with Robin Linderborg - dealt with the question Should journalists learn how to code?

Interview with Helena Bengtsson, one of the pioneers of data journalism. Working as a TV journalist for the Swedish public service broadcaster SVT, Helena developed new investigative techniques using data sets as soon as the late 90's. Hear what she has to say about her job.