Monthly Archives: September 2017

Week 5 – Tues., Oct. 3 

In Class: -Review Quiz #1 return -Review Math take home practice quiz -Finish up Basic newsroom math and statistics -Excel Tips – Part 1  (Use Fake NJ Crime Stats spreadsheet) -NO CLASS on Thurs, Oct. 5 Assignments: -Complete the take home practice quiz on Excel … Continue reading

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Week 4 – Tues., Sept. 26 and Thurs., Sept. 28

In Class: -Review from last week -Intro to FOIA –Activity: Interviewing data –Basic newsroom math and statistics –Complete Part 1 of Quiz #1 (Take Home). Due at start of class on Thursday, Sept. 28. No late work accepted. -Review Weeks … Continue reading

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Activity: Interviewing Data

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Week 3 – Tues., Sept. 19 and Thurs., Sept. 21

In Class: -Guest Speaker: Stephen Stirling, NJ.com, on Sept. 19 –New Jersey Data Scavenger hunt review –Common Data File Types –Intro to scraping Assignments: -Read DJH – Five Minute Field Guide -Read DJH – Your Right to Data -Complete Part 1 of … Continue reading

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Week 2 –Tues., Sept. 12 and Thurs., Sept. 14

In Class: –Your Data Journalism Examples Discussion (continued) –Inverted pyramid of data journalism –Lecture: 10 common sources of data –Tools and Tips for Smarter Searching Assignments: -Complete Advanced Search tutorial (Google News Labs, 7 min.) -Stephen Stirling will be our guest speaker on … Continue reading

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New Jersey data scavenger hunt – Fall 17

Tools to Use: New Jersey Data Universe assembled by the Asbury Park Press Search techniques and tools we covered in class Instructions: Answer each questions on the Scavenger Hunt handout. For each question, find the most recent information you can. (Note: … Continue reading

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Tips and Tools for Smarter Searching

Time to move beyond a simple Google Search…

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