I’ve written a short ebook for people who are looking to get started with data journalism but need some help.
Data Journalism Heist covers two simple techniques for finding story leads in spreadsheets: pivot tables and advanced filters.
Neither technique requires any formulae, and there are dozens of local datasets (and one international one) to use them on.
In addition the book covers how to follow leads from data, and tell the resulting story, with tips on visualisation and plenty of recommendations for next steps.
You can buy it from Leanpub here. Comments welcome as always.