Best practices

Bulletproof Data Journalism

Instructor: Stijn Debrouwere

About this course

Make sure you know how to protect your work against all kind of errors that could arise from working with data.

In this course, you will learn more about:

  1. Coincidences and Freak Accidents
  2. Hidden Influences
  3. Cherry Picking
  4. Flaws in the Data
  5. Misinterpretations and Wishful Thinking

In a nutshell

Skill level



2 hr 17 min



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Course introduction

Meet your instructor: Stijn Debrouwere

What you’ll learn

  • Coincidences and Freak Accidents
  • Hidden Influences
  • Cherry Picking
  • Flaws in the Data
  • Misinterpretations and Wishful Thinking

Stijn Debrouwere

Data Scientist


Stijn is a freelance data scientist, specializing in analytics. Previously at Fusion and The Guardian. He writes about statistics, metrics and the news industry at

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