Category Archives: Weekly Overview

Week 6 – Mon., Feb. 19 and Wed., Feb. 21

In Class: -Data J Picks of the Week: Death & Dysfunction: How N.J. fails the dead, betrays the living and is a national disgrace by Stephen Stirling Lyrical Shakespeare: Ranking N.J. music artists by vocabulary by Stephen Stirling –Excel Practice Quiz … Continue reading

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Week 5 – Mon., Feb. 12 and Wed., Feb. 14

In Class: -Data J Picks of the Week (Math Where You Might Not Expect It): Fashion Business Data The Dakulator Kelly Slater’s Stunning Stats and Pipeline -Basic newsroom math and statistics -Quiz 1 and 2 review –Inverted pyramid of data … Continue reading

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Week 4 – Mon., Feb. 5 and Wed., Feb 7

In Class: -Quiz #2 (covering Weeks 1, 2 and 3) –Inverted pyramid of data journalism –Interviewing data –Lecture: Intro to Cleaning Data –Four Common Ways to Clean Data in Excel –Example: Interviewing and cleaning data Assignments: -Complete Quiz #1 (Take Home). Due … Continue reading

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Week 3 – Mon., Jan. 29 and Wed., Jan. 31

In Class: -Data J Pick of the Week –The Most Timeless Songs of All Time (From The Pudding) –NJ Scavenger Hunt review –Intro to FOIA –Inverted pyramid of data journalism –Common Data File Types –Intro to scraping Assignments: -Read DJH – Your Right … Continue reading

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Week 2 – Mon., Jan. 22 and Wed., Jan. 24

In Class: –Discussion: Your data journalism examples –Inverted pyramid of data journalism –Lecture: 10 common sources of data –Tools and Tips for Smarter Searching Assignments: -Read DJH – Five Minute Field Guide -Complete Advanced Search tutorial (Google News Labs, 7 min.) … Continue reading

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Week 1 – Wed., Jan 17

In Class: –Introductions –Course overview –Download a pdf of the full syllabus here if you wish –Lecture: What is Data Journalism? Assignments: -Make sure you are clear on the assignments, classroom policies, reading resources, and schedule for the semester. -Read DJH – What Is Data Journalism? -Read DJH – Why … Continue reading

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Week 14 – Tues., Dec. 5 and Thurs., Dec. 7

In Class: –Course Evaluation –Story structure for your final project -Working on Final Project -In class on Thursday, Dec. 7 – Quiz #4 consists of 20 terms and definitions (matching) that we covered over the course of the semester. If you … Continue reading

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