Category Archives: Weekly Overview

Week 12 – Nov. 21

Assignments: -Post RU Safety Report Story #2: Group Enterprise to https://rudatajstudent.wordpress.com by end of class on Tuesday, Nov. 21. -Answer survey on your participation on RU Safety Report #2 by Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 5pm. -Happy Thanksgiving. No assignments over break. … Continue reading

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Week 11 – Tues., Nov 14 and Thurs., Nov. 16

In Class: -WP login to Post and Grading Rubric for RU Safety Report Story #2: Group Enterprise –Helmet Check (Philly.com) –Inverted Pyramid of Data Journalism revisited –Common Data File Types revisited –Making Maps with Google My Maps and Fusion Tables –Chart Quiz #3 answers –Making a … Continue reading

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Week 10 – Tues., Nov. 7 and Thurs., Nov. 9

In Class: –RU Safety Report Story #2: Group Enterprise story idea pitch –Key concepts of data visualization –Charts and Graph Thought-Starters –In-class Activity: Getting started with charts and graphics –Intro to out-of-box Infographic Makers Assignments: –Chart maker take-home quiz #3 (Worth 15 points) … Continue reading

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Week 9 – Tues., Oct. 31 and Thurs., Nov. 2

In Class: -Ronald Massari, Associate Director for Clery Compliance, Rowan University’s Department of Public Safety -Comparing Rowan and other NJ university crime stats – Put stats and FTE from your assigned university here. (This article by BillyPenn.com is a nice example of … Continue reading

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Week 8 – Tues., Oct. 24 and Thurs., Oct 26

In Class: –Quiz 2 due at start of class on Tuesday, Oct. 24 –RU Safety Report Project Overview Assignments: –For Thursday, spend some time familarizing yourself with the Clery Disclosures tab of Rowan University’s Public Safety web site  And “critically skim” the 2017 Annual … Continue reading

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Week 7 – Tues., Oct 17 and Thurs., Oct 19

In Class: –The Most Timeless Songs of All Time (From The Pudding) –Tips for Writing with Numbers -Really quick review of Intro to pivot tables in Excel -Pivot Table Practice Quiz on Movie Trips using moviebus1.xls download (.xls) -Guest speaker, Elinor Comlay, founder/editor of … Continue reading

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Week 6 – Tues., Oct. 10 and Thurs., Oct 12

In Class: –Cool sports data stuff from ONA -Quick review of Basic newsroom math and statistics -Quick review of Excel Tips – Part 1  –Excel Tips – Part 2: Math formulas and functions -Excel Practice Quiz review (compare to my key spreadsheet) … Continue reading

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