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Week 1 – Tues., Jan. 22 and Thurs., Jan. 24

What is Data Journalism? -Introductions –Course overview and syllabus review –Lecture: What is Data Journalism? -For Thur., Jan. 24 – explore and bring an example of data journalism to discuss. Follow these instructions. –Discussion: Your data journalism examples – Inverted Pyramid of Data … Continue reading

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Discussion: Your Data Journalism Examples – Due Jan 24

For Thursday’s class (Jan. 24), 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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Welcome to Data Journalism

DATA JOURNALISM – Spring 2019 Department of Journalism, Rowan University Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. CRN 23936 JRN 02363 1 301 High Street Room 215 Instructor: Mark Berkey-Gerard COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is an introduction to the … Continue reading

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Week 15 – Tues., Dec. 11

– First Draft (Worth 25 points) – Due Tues., Dec. 11 at end of class Thursday, Dec. 13 at 8:30am Next Week… Final Exam – Thursday, Dec. 20 – 10:15am-12:15pm -Final Draft (65 points) – Due Thurs., Dec. 20 at 10:15 am … Continue reading

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Week 14 – Tues., Dec. 4 and Thurs., Dec. 6

In class: -Revised Schedule for Rest of the Semester -Final Project overview -Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Skype with Stephen Stirling, NJ.com data reporter to talk about The Force Report –Thursday, Dec. 6 – Final Project Outline (Worth 10 points) – Due … Continue reading

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Week 13 – Tues., Nov. 27 and Thurs., Nov. 29

Story Pitch (Worth 10 points) – Due Tues., Nov. 27 at start of class In Class: -Pick of the Week – NJ.com’s Data and Interactives. And new project on use of force by NJ police coming out on Thursday. -Revised Schedule for … Continue reading

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Week 12 – Tues., Nov. 20

In Class: -Pick of the Week – Two more viz tools to add to your tool box – Google Trends and Data GIF Maker -Revised Schedule for Rest of the Semester -Final Project overview Assignments: Final Project Story Pitch (Worth 10 … Continue reading

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