"Data Journalism" 4-week course introduces participants to the craft of using data analysis and visualization in media production, media analysis, and media advocacy today. In this course, we analyze current big data and data visualization uses in reporting and then train in the various methodologies and applications relevant to both print and online journalism.
While telling stories with data has been part of the news practice since its earliest days, it is in the midst of a renaissance. Graphics desks, which used to be deemed as the art department, a subfield outside the work of newsrooms, are becoming a core part of newsrooms, operation. Those people (they often have various titles: data journalists, news artists, graphic reporters, developers, etc.) who design news graphics are expected to be full-fledged journalists and work closely with reporters and editors.
The purpose of this program is to learn how to think about the visual presentation of data, how and why it works, and how to do it the right way. We will learn how to make graphs like The New York Times, Vox, Pew, and FiveThirtyEight. In the end, you can share, embed your beautiful, interactive charts in publications, blog posts, and websites.
4 skill-building courses
3-6 hours per week
Data Journalism has become one of the most prestigious career choices as it plays a key role in the production and distribution of information in the digital era. With an increase in the number of communication channels, the audiences around the world have grown in number as well, making journalism a challenging yet rewarding field.
Following are some career options in the field of data journalism: