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Using Excel as a Reporting Tool


Recorded on March 10, 2016

Many journalists hate math, but love numbers stories. With a few easy steps, you can use Excel to crunch numbers in a way that is reliable and fast.

Join Erin Jordan as she shares her tips for making the most of Excel as a reporting tool. She’ll cover the basics of ranking, summing, finding medians and averages, computing percentage changes and creating pivot tables.

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Meet the Presenter … 

Erin Jordan is an investigative reporter for the Cedar Rapids Gazette and KCRG-TV9 News, where she does in-depth stories on topics that include school funding, tax breaks, food waste, foster care and mental health care.

She also serves as board president for the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, or IowaWatch. Prior to joining the Gazette in 2010, Jordan was the Eastern Iowa Bureau reporter for the Des Moines Register.