Category Archives: Weekly Overview

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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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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Week 11 – Tues., Nov. 13 and Thurs., Nov. 15

–Take-Home Quiz – Midterm Election Visualizations due Tues., Nov. 13 (Worth 25 points) In Class: –Fall 18 Assignments To Date/To Go –Revised Schedule for Rest of the Semester –Mapping with Google My Maps and Fusion Tables –Making a Shape Map with Google … Continue reading

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Week 10 – Tues., Nov. 6 and Thurs., Nov. 8

In Class: -Complete this teamwork survey for RU Safety Enterprise Story -Pick of the Week – Tonight is the “Super Bowl” of data journalism. The Associated Press does the bulk of the work in reporting election results. And in addition to … Continue reading

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