Monthly Archives: January 2015

Week 2

In Class: –If you want to go to NICAR in Atlanta –The inverted pyramid of data journalism –In-class activity: Breaking down an infographic Assignments: -Read “The inverted pyramid of data journalism” -Read “You want to build a data journalism team?” … Continue reading

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Win a Free Trip to Atlanta!

The journalism department has funding to send two students from the Data Journalism course to the NICAR conference in Atlanta from March 5-8. If you are interested: 1. Visit the NICAR conference website. Check out the speakers and sessions. See what interests you … Continue reading

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Inverted Pyramid of Data Journalism

Paul Bradshaw has come up with the following diagram to explain the process of data journalism: The five stages are: Compile – Gathering the data. This is the most important stage. Everything else depends on how the data set was … Continue reading

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In-class Activity: Breaking Down a FiveThirtyEight Infographic

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Lecture: What is Data Journalism?

Links for examples: ER Wait Watcher (Pro Publica) 2012 Election Trends (Associated Press) DC Income Gap (DC Action for Children) Ethics Explorer (Texas Tribune) Deadly Delays (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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Week 1

In Class: -Introductions -Course overview and syllabus (Download a pdf of the syllabus if you want) -A few things about this course, its origin and the future. –NICAR, Atlanta – March 5-8 –IRE, Philadelphia – June 4-7 -What is data? … Continue reading

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Welcome to Data Journalism – Spring 2015

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The ability to obtain, interpret, and display data are essential skills for journalists in the 21st Century. This course covers the basic concepts and techniques of data journalism. Students will find, evaluate, organize and analyze data and learn … Continue reading

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