Monthly Archives: August 2017

Week 1 – Tues., Sept. 5 and Thurs., Sept. 7

In Class: -Introductions –Course overview -Download a pdf of the full syllabus here –Let’s start with Harvey –Lecture: What is Data Journalism? –Your Data Journalism Examples Discussion –Inverted pyramid of data journalism –Lecture: 10 common sources of data Assignments: For Thursday … Continue reading

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Discussion: Your Data Journalism Examples

For Thursday’s class (Sept. 7), I’m asking everyone to explore three news sites: FiveThirtyEight The UpShot Vox Come prepared to discuss the following: 1.) Describe each site and what makes it unique? Who publishes it? What is its focus and … Continue reading

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Lecture: What is Data Journalism?

Data Journalism – A Working Definition Data – A piece of information that can be collected, measured, reported, analyzed and visualized. Journalism – The activity of gathering, verifying, creating, and presenting news and information for an audience. It is also the … Continue reading

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What is Data Journalism? Let’s start with Harvey

Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, by the numbers (Houston Chronicle) Maps: Tracking Harvey’s Destructive Path (NYTimes) Houston’s floodwaters are receding, but they remain dangerously high in many areas (Washington Post) Maps show what Harvey’s impact would look like in other U.S. … Continue reading

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Welcome to Data Journalism – Fall 2017

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is an introduction to the collection, analysis, and presentation of data by journalists for the purpose of engaging and informing the public. COURSE OBJECTIVES: In this course, students will: Explore key data journalism concepts and skills. … Continue reading

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