A FREE Data Journalism Webinar for beginner to intermediate Filipino journalists is slated this November 25, 2022.

Poland-based company Omni Calculator will host the event, which also features Filipino journalists Prinz Magtulis of Reuters Data and Graphics Reporter, and Melissa Lopez, a contributor from CNN and Business World.

"It’s a running joke that many journalists got into media to avoid math and numbers. That’s false — it’s inevitable for journalists to encounter computations in the daily grind. This webinar is for every reporter struggling with computations for a story, however simple they seem," said Lopez.

Beginner to intermediate journalists can register via bit.ly/journalist-guide-webinar. There are limited slots available.

The webinar includes topics on the importance of numbers in a story; introduction to data journalism (how to analyze your data); contextualizing (communicating numbers to a general audience by knowing your audience and using conversions); fact-checking (and making sure your story is understandable); data visualization; and resources for journalists (such as The Journalist's Guide to Numbers).

Omni Calculator is a platform consisting of over 2,900 free Smart Calculators (calculators solving specific problems) organized into various categories, like everyday life, ecology, finance, math, and more.

“With an average of over 20 million pageviews each month, they have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Wired, BBC, The Guardian, Forbes, and more,” the organizer said in a statement.

Omni Calculator, which was founded in 2014, currently has team members from 15 different countries, including the Philippines. (SunStar Philippines)