About

Chad Skelton, an award-winning data journalist, is a consultant and trainer based in Vancouver.

Chad worked as a data journalist at The Vancouver Sun until 2015. In 2014, Chad won an international Data Journalism Award for his portfolio of work in the previous year. He has received the Jack Webster Award, British Columbia's top journalism prize, six times.

Chad created The Sun's public-sector salary database, which has received more than 20 million pageviews, and has built popular interactive tools on everything from commuting patterns to income inequality. He also made a Twitter robot that checks court judgments (@BCCourtBot).

Chad has been an instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University since 2005, where he teaches the popular Citizen Journalism (JRNL 1220) and Data Visualization (JRNL 4165) courses. He receives consistently high marks from his students.

Chad also teaches a course in Data Storytelling and Visualization at the University of Florida as part of its online Master's program in Audience Analytics.

Chad has given several talks on data and storytelling, including at the 2015 Tapestry Conference sponsored by Tableau Software and at Simon Fraser University's Dream Colloquium on Engaging Big Data.

Chad has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism from Ryerson University and a Master of Information Management from Dalhousie University.