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PBS Data Literacy: Data Storytelling

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The Data Storytelling course provides participants with a clear definition of what data storytelling is and why it is such a critical skill when it comes to communicating analytical information. The course provides tips and techniques for crafting an effective narrative and then bringing that narrative to life in a presentation. Participants are required to complete the Data Visualization course before taking this course..

Data Literacy designed by Immersive Learning and Business Intelligence at PBS is a multifaceted professional development program to assist stations and station staff in understanding and using data to make strategic and informed decisions.

Data Literacy is founded on three main objectives:

  • Empowering station staff to feel confident and capable using data in their roles and at their stations.
  • Equipping station staff with the relevant knowledge and skills, including using data tools, to increase their understanding and ability to use data.
  • Elevating the conversations around data by fostering data-driven mindsets across the public media system.

Data Literacy through virtual coursework, collaborative discussions, and system-wide events covers four main topic areas:

  • The Basics - learning how to think about data, asking the right questions, and understanding what data can and can’t do
  • Data Strategy - identifying how data analysis, tools, and techniques can be utilized at the station to make decisions that further the station and PBS’ mission
  • Data Analysis - learning how to find data relevant to your role and your station, and how to analyze that data to generate actionable insights
  • Data Communication - understanding how to effectively speak about data and communicate with various stakeholders

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