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Rachel Lavin

Data Journalism Workshop with Rachel Lavin

BCFE Journalism students had the pleasure of a Data Journalism Workshop with Rachel Lavin, just before the summer recess.

A Trinity College graduate, Rachel trained as a digital journalist at the prestigious Goldsmiths University in London and returned to Ireland to become Ireland’s only data journalist.

The students were introduced to cutting edge techniques for gathering data from electronic sources and to the most important currently available tools and apps for visualising stories and trends.

The workshop was delivered on Zoom and the students were buzzing afterwards when they learnt that they’d be doing a series of data journalism workshops next year to keep up to speed with the fast-changing media industry.

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