Starting small

With a $5,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, we’ll launch a pilot program, screw it up, and repair the damage before scaling up.


Create a course…

Specifically crafted for retired journalists. Practical for the work they’ll do. Whimsical so they’ll look forward to taking it. Concise so they won’t get bored. (Many data journalism workshops need an editor.)


Recruit a class…

A half-dozen retirees. It doesn’t matter where you live or what experience you have. You just need the desire to learn something new, a little patience and a smile.


Embark on a project…

Simple yet powerful. For our first effort, we’ll be greedy and go tiny. The New York Times is great and all (as are the LA Times and Washington Post) but the goal of this project is to bring data journalism to small and mid-sized publications in all areas of the country, not just those along the coast. We’ll start small, with a couple projects, based at a couple of newsrooms and build from there.


Read on…