Monthly Archives: February 2015

Math formulas and functions in Excel

Before you start this section you need to be comfortable with basic features (1-11) such as freeze panes, sort, filter, subtotals, adding variables and copying formulas in multiple cells. Also Basic newsroom math and statistics covers the formulas and concepts used in … Continue reading

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Week 6

In Class: -Quiz 2 review using Smarter searching Interviewing data with Excel (Download Fake NJ Crime Stats) -Lecture: Basic newsroom math and statistics -Lecture: Math formulas and functions in Excel Reading: -Read through and click on definitions in Statistics Every … Continue reading

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Basic newsroom math and statistics

Think of math in the context of stories…

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Week 5

In Class: -Review: Distrusting data -Activity: Interviewing data with Excel, Day 2 (Download Fake NJ Crime Stats) -Quiz review and practice -Quiz #2 in class on Thursday, Feb. 19 will be open book/Internet. It will cover: Lecture: Finding data sources Lecture: … Continue reading

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Interviewing data with Excel

Note: You will use items 1-10 for Quiz 2 on Thursday, Feb. 19

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Distrusting data: Things to remember from Buzzfeed debunking

The article Distrust Your Data: Jacob Harris on six ways to make mistakes with data was the basis for the Buzzfeed article exercise. (Skim Harris if you were absent). Here are some key takeaways: 1. “Fear and paranoia are the best … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Data Journalism-Related Events in NJ and Philly

Thurs., Feb. 26 – Data Day 2015 at Montclair State U. (Free) – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun., March 28-29 – Hack Jersey 2.0 – A Weekend of Making Journalism Better Through Data, Code and Play at Montclair … Continue reading

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