DigitalEd: 5 Tech Tools to Improve Your Reporting

    by Evan Wyloge
    September 19, 2017
    Photo via Vojtech Okenka on Pexels and used with Creative Commons license.

    Title: 5 Tech Tools to Improve Your Reporting

    Instructor: Evan Wyloge, Senior Reporter, Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

    Whether you’re an investigative journalist or a daily beat reporter, free and low-cost technical tools and apps can help you improve and streamline your reporting.


    We’ll introduce you to tech tools and platforms that will help you obtain and manipulate data. You’ll learn how to scrape social accounts, without knowing any code. And you’ll discover how to use features that are built into services you already use in more powerful ways. Plus, we’ll look at some popular (free!) project management software and applications to help you collaborate with colleagues and manage reporting projects.

    What you’ll learn from this training:

    1. How to use lesser-known functions in tools you already use every day, such as the advanced search tools in popular search and social applications;
    2. How to use a suite of tools that will help you find and showcase dates, maps, audio and more;
    3. How to use advanced native search techniques to find better data faster;
    4. Quick hacks to help you scrape data easily, without being a programmer; and
    5. Project management tools to help you increase efficiencies in your newsroom and among your team of collaborators.


    • “Search Better” cheat sheet
    • Slides from training

    Who should take this training:

    •  Investigative journalists who want to improve their ability to gather, manipulate and showcase data;
    •  Daily reporters who want to learn how to use data more efficiently and effectively;
    •  Reporters who want to enhance their basic search and research skills;
    •  Journalists who want to enhance their reporting and storytelling with better data and multimedia; and
    •  Editors who want to improve newsroom project management and productivity among their teams.

    Date and Time: Oct. 11, 2017, at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

    Price: $39

    Register now for this training!

    Note: If you can’t attend the live session, you can still register and see the archived video and ask questions of the instructor. Free registration for BigMarker is required.

    About the Instructor:

    Evan Wyloge is a senior reporter at the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, an independent, nonprofit media organization dedicated to statewide accountability journalism in Arizona. Wyloge, most recently a new media specialist at Arizona Capitol Times, has worked as a journalist for more than a decade, focusing on accountability and watchdog reporting with an emphasis on data analysis. He has a master’s degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in political science Northern Arizona University.

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