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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 -Review Weeks 1, 2 … 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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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. Data can be collected, measured, reported, analyzed and visualized. Journalism – The activity of gathering, verifying, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information to an audience. It is also the … Continue reading

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