Full course description
This free five-module online introductory course gives you the essential concepts, techniques, and skills to effectively work with data and produce compelling data stories under tight deadlines. Comprised of video lectures, tutorials, assignments, readings, and discussion forums, this course is open to anyone in the world with an Internet connection who wants to tell stories with data.
Our media environment is increasingly saturated with data, including large collections of leaked documents published by Wikileaks, public databases about lobbying or government spending, and “big data” from social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. As a result, many media organisations seek data-savvy journalists to help them process this information to understand what is in it, to identify what is important, and to provide insights to readers in a compelling way.
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An overview of the modules:
1. Data journalism in the newsroom Instructor: Simon Rogers, Data Editor, Twitter
2. Finding data to support stories Paul Bradshaw, Birmingham City University
Head of the Online Journalism MA at Birmingham City University, and Visiting Professor at City University’s School of Journalism in London
3. Finding story ideas with data analysis Steve Doig, Arizona State University, Pulitzer Prize winner.
Knight Chair in Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication of Arizona State University and 1993 Pulitzer Prize winner
4. Dealing with messy data Nicolas Kayser-Bril, Co-founder Journalism++.
Co-founder and CEO of data journalism startup Journalism++ and formerly the head of data journalism at Owni
5. Telling stories with visualisation Alberto Cairo, University of Miami
Professor of the Professional Practice at the University of Miami and author of The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization (Ndlr : See The other Mooc post )
This free five-module introductory course teaches the essential concepts, techniques and skills to effectively work with data and produce compelling stories under tight deadlines.
Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools – Teaser from European Journalism Centre on Vimeo. Comprising of video lectures, tutorials, assignments, readings and discussion forums, this course is open to anyone in the world with an internet connection who wants to tell stories with data.