Category Archives: Weekly Overview

Week 12 – Tues., April 16 and Thurs., April 18

In Class: “Pick of the Week” – Data stories that originated in the everyday: –An illustrated guide to all 2,339 deaths in Game of Thrones (Wash Post) –Women’s pockets are inferior (Pudding) –We used math to help LeBron cast Space … Continue reading

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Week 11 – Tues., April 9 and Thurs., April 11

Data Journalism Pick of the Week – Food Plight (CUNY Graduate School of Journalism) In Class: -Getting access to rudatajstudent.wordpress.com –Revised assignments and grading for semester –Visualization 101(Visage + Hubspot) –Charts and Graph Thought-Starter -Intro to some out-of-the-box visualization tools … Continue reading

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Week 10 – Tues., April 2 and Thurs., April 4

On Thursday we will Skype with Stephen Stirling, NJ.com data reporter. In preparation, please review the following and come with questions: Steve’s Twitter account Force Report Death & Dysfunction: How N.J. fails the dead, betrays the living and is a national … Continue reading

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Week 9 – Tues., March 26 and Thurs., March 28

In Class: –Scraping using Google Sheets (revisited with Paste Special) -Inverted Pyramid of Data Journalism -My Data Journalism “Pick of the Week” – FlowingData Browse through these and tell us one of your favorites on Thursday. –Key concepts of data visualization … Continue reading

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Week 7 – Tues., March 5

-Quiz #3 (open Internet) on Tues., March 5. It’s worth 35 points. (You must attend or have a pre-approved excused absence for make up.) -NO CLASS on Thurs., March 7. See you on March 12.

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Week 6 – Tues., Feb. 26 and Thurs., Feb. 28

Spreadsheet Practice Quiz due Tuesday, Feb. 26 at start of class Data Journalism “Pick of the Week” – NICAR/IRE In Class: –Review MLS Spreadsheet Practice Quiz –Intro to Pivot Tables –Pivot Table/Reporting Exercise Assignments: Review the following for in-class Quiz #3 … Continue reading

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Week 5 – Tues., Feb. 19 and Thurs., Feb. 21

In Class: Data Journalism “Pick of the Week” – The Pudding Review: Activity: Interviewing Data -Excel Tips – Part 1: Format, sort, filter, total -Excel Tips – Part 2: Math formulas and functions (Compare your spreadsheet to my key – xcelpracticequizkey) … Continue reading

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