Week 12 – Nov. 21

Assignments:
-Post RU Safety Report Story #2: Group Enterprise to https://rudatajstudent.wordpress.com by end of class on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

-Answer survey on your participation on RU Safety Report #2 by Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 5pm.

-Happy Thanksgiving. No assignments over break.

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Week 11 – Tues., Nov 14 and Thurs., Nov. 16

In Class:
-WP login to Post and Grading Rubric for RU Safety Report Story #2: Group Enterprise
Helmet Check (Philly.com)
Inverted Pyramid of Data Journalism revisited
Common Data File Types revisited
Making Maps with Google My Maps and Fusion Tables
Chart Quiz #3 answers
Making a Shape Map with Google Fusion Tables

Assignments:
-Work on RU Safety Report Story #2: Group Enterprise article due Tuesday, Nov. 21

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Chart Quiz #3 answers

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Making a Shape Map with Google Fusion Tables

Shape maps are a commonly used in news coverage of elections, but also for any topic where you can show variations by geography (even what parts of New Jersey root for the Jets, Giants or Eagles)

This exercise lets you make a shape map with Google Fusion Tables. It is based on the work of John Keefe at WNYC. It combines campaign donation data with Census zipcode shape files to visualize where the candidate raised the most money.

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Week 10 – Tues., Nov. 7 and Thurs., Nov. 9

In Class:
RU Safety Report Story #2: Group Enterprise story idea pitch
Key concepts of data visualization
Charts and Graph Thought-Starters
In-class Activity: Getting started with charts and graphics
Intro to out-of-box Infographic Makers

Assignments:
Chart maker take-home quiz #3 (Worth 15 points) Due via email on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 11am

-(Optional) RU Safety Report Story #1: Rewrite  (Worth +4 points) Due via email on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 11am.

-Work on RU Safety Report Story #2: Group Enterprise article due Tuesday, Nov. 21

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Chart Take Home Quiz #3 due Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 11am

Worth 15 quiz points (5 for each chart) – Due Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 11am by email. No late work accepted.

Use the data on Rowan’s main campus in 2017 Clery Report and spreadsheet comparing Rowan to other public universities in NJ

Refer to the Charts and Graph Thought-Starter for ideas and to identify the appropriate charts. Use the sketches you made in class.

Use an infographic maker of your choosing. Save each graphic as an image or as a link and email them to me.

Make three charts:

1. Create a chart the shows composition of all of the drug violations at Rowan in 2016. Show how many were violations and how many were arrests.

2. Create a chart that shows both composition and comparison of relationship crime (domestic violence and stalking) in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

3. Create a chart that shows comparison of the crimes per 1,000 students in 2016 for Rowan, TCNJ, Kean, Montclair, NJIT, and Stockton.

They will be graded on functionality and appearance.

 

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Charts and Graph Thought-Starters

Also try this Charts and Graph Thought-Starter (pdf)

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