Data journalism

Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools


About this course

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.

The 5 modules are:

  • Module 1 : Data journalism in the newsroom
  • Module 2 : Finding data to support stories
  • Module 3 : Finding story ideas with data analysis
  • Module 4 : Dealing with messy data
  • Module 5 : Telling stories with visualisation

Every module is divided into 4 sections. Every section contains one video of approximately 15 minutes. We estimate that the average time a student has to spend on a module (or 1 week), is about 4-5 hours.

Our recommendation is to complete one module per week. Not faster, in order to let the learned material sink in, and not slower in order to stay on top of things. You are free, however, to complete the course at your own pace. Meaning that if you feel you comprehend a module, and you have enough time, you are free to advance to the next one. Alternatively, if you don't have enough time one week, you are free to postpone it and catch up later.

In a nutshell

Skill level

Beginner

Duration

5 hr 44 min

Subtitles

English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Students enrolled

N/A

Meet your instructors


Who is the target audience?

Anyone in the world with an Internet connection who wants to tell stories with data.

Paul Bradshaw

Course leader | MA Data Journalism & MA Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism and Data journalist

Biography

Data journalist and online journalism academic, trainer, writer and speaker

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Steve Doig

Professor of data journalism

Biography

Data journalist turned professor; winner of Pulitzer, IRE, Polk and other recognition; two Fulbright semesters teaching in Europe; conducted data training in more than 20 countries.

Simon Rogers

Data Editor

Biography

Simon Rogers is an award-winning data journalist, writer and speaker.

Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Doer of things involving data

Alberto Cairo

Professor

Biography

Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami teaches data visualization and infographics. He's also director of the Visualization Program at UM's Center for Computational Science.

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