The Media Standards Trust, BBC College of Journalism, and the science training for journalists programme at the Royal Statistical Society are holding a day of workshops and discussions on data and news sourcing on Thursday 3rd March, 1:30 – 8pm, at the Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol St EC1Y 8LX

The workshops will look at four areas:

• crowdsourcing and other innovations in news sourcing
• open government data, data mining, and the semantic web
• crime data, technology and crime reporting
• expert sources in science and health

Our workshop speakers will include journalists Ben Goldacre and Michael Blastland, Turi Menthe (Demotix), Paul Lewis (Guardian), Mark Henderson (The Times), Alex Wood (BBC), and Paul Bradshaw (City University/

The workshops will be rounded up in the early evening (6:30 – 8pm) by a lively public debate on the limits of transparency – with speakers to be confirmed shortly

If you would like to attend one or both of these sessions, please visit the following links to register: – for the afternoon workshops (1:30 – 5:30pm) – for the evening debate (6:30 – 8pm)

Any queries please contact Tel: 0207 727 5252