Due Wednesday, Wed. Feb. 7 before class starts. Post it to the comments section of this post. Worth 15 quiz points. No late work accepted.
1. Pick a topic or subject you are interested in and you might like to work on later in the semester (i.e., education, politics, sports, environment, immigration, entertainment.) Narrow it down or focus it (i.e., environment in New Jersey or professional Rugby or immigration in South Jersey).
2. Using the “Where do journalists find data?” and smarter searching lectures, identify a range of possible sources of data for your topic. You are looking for places that collect and publish data. Don’t worry about what the data is at this point; just cast a wide net for sources.
3. Make a list of 10 sources with links to each. Each source and link is worth 1 point each. Make sure you have at least 5 different kinds of sources in your list (i.e., government, academic, non-profit, etc). 1 point for each kind of source. (Note: Federal, state and local government can each count as their own kind of source.)
4. Post your list in the comment section for this post. Include your first name, the source of the data, the kind of source (remember you need at least 5 different ones) and a link to the data.
For example, see my sample list of sources of data related to Rowan University in the comments below.