Online resources and training programs are vital aids for data journalists seeking to develop their skills. However, there’s unique value in meeting with and learning directly from other practitioners in the field. Data journalism conferences offer a variety of panels, presentations, workshops, seminars, roundtables, and networking events that will help you broaden your data journalism expertise. Data journalism conferences also give attendees an invaluable opportunity to build relationships with reporters, editors, and data scientists—relationships that may prove essential as you embark upon future projects.
- Computation+Journalism Conference. Co-hosted by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, this annual event brings journalists and researchers together to facilitate the exchange of ideas and inspire new collaborations between the two.
- Health Datapalooza. Hosted by the Health services research firm AcademyHealth, this national health policy conference gives attendees the opportunity to learn all about the ever-evolving relationship between health data and health policy in the U.S.
- Dataharvest @ The European Investigative Journalism Conference. This annual event, which is arranged each year by the Arena for Journalism Foundation in the Netherlands, aims to promote international collaboration, learning, innovation, networking and knowledge sharing among data journalists from every corner of the European continent, and beyond.
- European Data and Computational Journalism Conference. Held each year in London, this conference was founded to facilitate multidisciplinary conversations between practitioners and academics working in journalism, news production, the social sciences, computer science, and more—combining academic talks and keynotes with hands-on workshops and tutorials.
- Investigative Reporters & Editors Conferences. Watch this space for information on the annual NICAR and IRE conferences, two of the biggest annual events in the data journalism community.