Data Journalism

Advanced Reporting

Course Details

Students will be introduced to skills that are in high demand at major news organizations, including the Python coding language for data analysis. Journalists are using data skills to   uncover the truth buried in reams of spreadsheets, so they can more effectively serve their communities and hold the powerful accountable. Today, fortunately, journalists have access to more data than ever before, as well as better tools to understand that data, expose the stories buried in the numbers, deal with troves of documents and combine these techniques with traditional serious reporting. In this 3-credit, semester-long course, students will learn the nuts and bolts of data analysis and visualization to create insightful narratives.