How To Spin Facts and Figures Into Rich Tales Published Online
Saturday, January 30th | 10:30am, Creekside Room
We are awash in data. How do we make sense of data and turn it into narratives? This class will go over how anyone can find data, put it into a simple format, analyze the data, and then publish that data as an engaging narrative or story. More specifically, we’ll collect data on endangered species in Marin County, their pictures, and turn this into a story about the endangered species population here in Marin. The digital storytelling skills taught will be broadly transferrable to uses in education, marketing, government, and communications.
Skills required: None
Tools to be used: Spreadsheet (Google or Microsoft), Web browser, and Silk.co data publishing platform.
About the Instructor:
Alex Salkever is Head of Marketing at Silk.co and a Mill Valley resident. He is the former editor of BusinessWeek.com and the co-author of The Immigrant Exodus, listed on the 2012 “Books of the Year” by The Economist. He has been a senior marketing and business executive at a wide variety of technology companies and is also an avid writer and digital storyteller. He also worked as a freelance journalist based in Hawaii, writing about science, technology and travel for The Christian Science Monitor, Outside, Wired, Travel & Leisure, and, curiously, Bride’s Magazine.
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