Monthly Archives: January 2018

Week 3 – Mon., Jan. 29 and Wed., Jan. 31

In Class: -Data J Pick of the Week –The Most Timeless Songs of All Time (From The Pudding) –NJ Scavenger Hunt review –Intro to FOIA –Inverted pyramid of data journalism –Common Data File Types –Intro to scraping Assignments: -Read DJH – Your Right … Continue reading

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Quiz 1 – Take Home – Due Wed., Feb. 7

Due Wednesday, Wed. Feb. 7 before class starts. Post it to the comments section of this post. Worth 15 quiz points. No late work accepted. 1. Pick a topic or subject you are interested in and you might like to work on … Continue reading

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Week 2 – Mon., Jan. 22 and Wed., Jan. 24

In Class: –Discussion: Your data journalism examples –Inverted pyramid of data journalism –Lecture: 10 common sources of data –Tools and Tips for Smarter Searching Assignments: -Read DJH – Five Minute Field Guide -Complete Advanced Search tutorial (Google News Labs, 7 min.) … Continue reading

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What is Data Journalism? Takeaways from your examples and discussion

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NJ Data Scavenger Hunt – Spring 2018

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 NJ Scavenger Hunt handout. For each question, find the most recent information you can. … Continue reading

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Week 1 – Wed., Jan 17

In Class: –Introductions –Course overview –Download a pdf of the full syllabus here if you wish –Lecture: What is Data Journalism? Assignments: -Make sure you are clear on the assignments, classroom policies, reading resources, and schedule for the semester. -Read DJH – What Is Data Journalism? -Read DJH – Why … Continue reading

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Your Data Journalism Examples

For Monday’s class (Jan 22), 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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