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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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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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Welcome to Data Journalism – Fall 2017

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is an introduction to the collection, analysis, and presentation of data by journalists for the purpose of engaging and informing the public. COURSE OBJECTIVES: In this course, students will: Explore key data journalism concepts and skills. … Continue reading

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Week 14: Mon., Dec. 5 and Wed., Dec. 7

–Course evaluation -Pivot table story rewrite. Open: Quiz summary moviebus1.xls spreadsheet Email you sent me -Wednesday, Dec. 7 is a final project workday. Bring what you have. -First draft of Final Project must be posted Wed., Dec. 7  Friday, Dec. 9 at … Continue reading

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Week 13: Mon., Nov. 28 and Wed., Nov. 30

-Review your classmates’ Final Project pitches at https://rudatajstudent.wordpress.com/ Help each other out with ideas and feedback. -Work on take home home quiz #5 (Part 1: Pivot Tables and Part 2: Fusion Tables) due to me by email at the end of class … Continue reading

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Week 11 – Mon., Nov 14 and Wed., Nov. 16

In Class: –Rowan Crime Group Data Assignment story due –Revised Schedule for Rest of Fall 16 Semester revisited -Data Journalism Final Project overview –Intro to Pivot Tables –Some post-election thoughts on data journalism –Common Data File Types –Four Common Ways to Clean Data in Excel … Continue reading

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