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Computer-Assisted Reporting and Data Journalism Syllabuses

This is a collection of computational and data journalism courses for which there is a publicly available homepage or syllabus suitable for others to use as a reference, i.e. basically anything that shows up in a Google search for syllabus + computational/data/research + journalism / computer assisted reporting.

This list includes courses from as early as 1997 and several taught in countries not in North America. I started compiling this list before teaching at Stanford in 2014. In June 2016, I uploaded it here and made a few updates, but it's not complete or consistent by any means. It includes a few not-really computational/journalism courses, which I may trim later, and misses anything not found via Google or from the top of my head. As I have time, I try to serialize various aspects of each course (see some-syllabi.yaml for all the data fields), such as which textbooks are used and what specific skills are taught.

A simplified HTML rendering of some-syllabi.yaml is at the end of this README; I'll make it a Jekyll site later.

For investigative journalism syllabi, the Investigative Journalism Education Consortium maintains a list here: http://ijec.org/syllabi/

Investigative Reporters & Editors also maintains a collection: https://ire.org/resource-center/educators-center/syllabi/

Also relevant: This report by Charles Berret (Columbia University) and Cheryl Phillips (Stanford University): Teaching Data and Computational Journalism

Feel free to add suggestions in the issues.

Coarse collection

The following table is auto-generated from running scripts/produce_courselist.py, which reads from some-syllabi.yaml and prints things exactly in the order as I entered them in (i.e. with no real order at all -- will export to a proper Github Pages/Jekyll thing later):

There are currently 199 courses listed; see some-syllabi.yaml for more data fields.

Course Organization
Exploring Computation Journalism | 2017; Winter
Homepage/Syllabus

This course will explore the evolving field of computational journalism. Students will research and discuss the state of the field, and do projects in areas such as understanding the media ecosystem, stimulating media creation and...

Instructors: Maneesh Agrawala, Krishna Bharat, Dawn Garcia, Jay Hamilton

Stanford University
Python for Data Journalists: Analyzing Money in Politics | 2017; June 12 - July 9
Homepage/Syllabus

You will learn just enough of the Python computer programming language to work with the pandas library, a popular open-source tool for analyzing data. The course will teach you how to use pandas to read, filter, join, group, aggre...

Instructors: Ben Welsh

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
Digital Frameworks | 2017; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

Digital data journalism: Finding, analyzing and presenting structured information on the internet as part of your journalistic work.

Instructors: David Eads

Northwestern University (Washington D.C. campus)
Digital Frameworks | 2016; Summer
Homepage / Syllabus

Online data journalism: Finding, analyzing and presenting structured information on the Internet as part of your journalistic work.

Instructors: David Eads

Northwestern University (Washington D.C. campus)
Web Development for Media | 2015; Fall
Syllabus

Merely using the web and digital tools is no longer enough for today's media professionals. Journalists and communicators need to have a practical understanding of how websites and applications work. This class does not aim to mak...

Instructors: Jeremy Bowers

From numeracy to visualization and beyond
Syllabus

The skills required to be a successful data journalist are many, ranging from numeracy and spreadsheet fluency to being able to create visualizations and interpret and perform statistical analyses. In most moderate to large newsro...

Journalist's Resource
Visualizing Data | 2016; Spring
Homepage

While the presentation of data has been part of news since its earliest days, it’s in the midst of a renaissance. Graphics desks that used to be thought of as “the art department,” outside the real work of a newsroom, are quickly ...

Instructors: Lena Groeger

New School
Intro to Data Journalism | 2016
Homepage

Instructors: Lena Groeger

New York University
Storytelling with Data + Interactivity | 2015; Fall
Homepage

This three-credit course introduces students to conceptualizing and producing content across multiple platforms--from Web sites to tablets and mobile devices-- by exploring essential concepts, tools and interactive story forms. T...

Instructors: Lam Thuy Vo

City University of New York
Data Visualization (Journalism) | 2017; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

There are more charts, maps, and interactives on news sites than ever before. But data-driven news stories and graphics have been moving readers, impacting communities, and changing lives for hundreds of years. According to the un...

Instructors: Andrew Ba Tran

Central Connecticut State University
Data Journalism | 2016; Fall
Syllabus

Proficiency with gathering, analyzing and visualizing data is essential in journalism toda as commodity content becomes increasingly ineffective in both serving the public interest and engaging audiences.

Instructors: Dana Chinn

USC Annenberg
Computers and the Open Society
Syllabus

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Stanford University
Data Journalism | 2016; Fall
Homepage / Syllabus

In this hands-on course, students will learn practical computer-assisted reporting and data visualization techniques and tools used by data reporters and interactive designers at leading news organizations. By the end of the semes...

Instructors: Jillian Bauer

Advanced Web Apps | 2017; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

This course adds server-side (back-end) Web skills to the client-side (front-end) Web skills students have developed in the preceding course, with the goal of developing Web apps that include a server-side component to support pre...

Instructors: Mindy McAdams

University of Florida
Introduction to Web Apps | 2017; Fall
Homepage

Instructors: Mindy McAdams

University of Florida
Intro to Web Apps | 2016; Fall
Homepage / Syllabus

This is not a course where you “learn to make websites.” (Making websites is so 2005.) It is a course in which you will learn to code, and by “code” I mean write functional programs that run in a Web browser — not just make Web pa...

Instructors: Mindy McAdams

University of Florida
Data Journalism | 2016; Spring
Syllabus

We live in a world of data – from census and crime reports, budgets, election results and sports information, to social media updates on Facebook and Twitter. The rise of personal computing and the Internet along with the economic...

Instructors: Dustin Harp

University of Texas at Arlington
Intro to News Apps | 2016; Spring
Homepage/Syllabus

In this class you’ll learn basic skills and concepts behind interactive news applications. What does that mean? Good question! A “news application” can be a lot of things. It could be a slideshow, an interactive map, a chart or or...

Instructors: Chris Canipe

University of Missouri
Advanced Interactive Data Visualization | 2015; Spring
Homepage/Syllabus

We’ll be exploring tools and principles that help us visualize data and tell stories online. There are a lot of ways to skin the proverbial cat, but we’re going to focus on basic JavaScript programming, everyday data formatting an...

Instructors: Chris Canipe, Mike Jenner

University of Missouri
Data Journalism Handbook
Homepage/Syllabus

A 200-hour undergrad data journalism concentration curriculum for universities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Instructors: Eva Constantaras

Open Data in Europe and Central Asia
Data Exploration and Storytelling: Finding Stories in Data with Exploratory Analysis and Visualization | 2017; January 16 - February 26
Homepage/Syllabus

This is a free course open to anyone from anywhere in the world interested in data-journalism. Instructors Alberto Cairo and Heather Krause will teach how to extract journalistic stories from data using visualization, exploratory ...

Instructors: Alberto Cairo, Heather Crause

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
Policy and Investigative Reporting | 2016; Spring
Homepage/Syllabus

This class focuses on in-depth and investigative reporting, where science and technology meets public policy and society. We will cover essential skills of investigative reporting, including obtaining documents through Public Reco...

Instructors: Peter Aldhous

University of California at Santa Cruz
Introduction to Data Journalism | 2016; Fall
Homepage/Syllabus

Over four weeks, these classes will provide an introduction to data journalism. We will cover principles of data analysis, acquiring and cleaning data, basic spreadsheet skills, plus mapping and other forms of visualization. The e...

Instructors: Peter Aldhous

University of California at Berkeley
Introduction to Data Visualization | 2016; Fall
Homepage/Syllabus

This is a course in finding and telling visual stories from data. We will cover fundamental principles of data analysis and visual presentation, chart types and when to use them, and how to acquire, process and “interview” data. W...

Instructors: Peter Aldhous

University of California at Berkeley
Data Journalism | 2016; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

Every day, more of our lives is being stored in a database somewhere. With that explosion of data, journalists now more than ever need the skills to analyze and understand data to then produce the stories hidden in the information...

Instructors: Matt Waite

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Technologies de l'information appliquées au journalisme | 2016; Fall
Syllabus

Computational journalism course, in French, for the news getters of the digital age. Dans ce cours, vous apprendrez : les principes fondamentaux de la programmation avec le langage Python; comment analyser d'imposantes bases de do...

Instructors: Jean-Hugues Roy

Université du Québec à Montréal
Interactive Data Journalism | 2016
Syllabus

A tested framework for teaching, and a practical guide for learning. Data journalism draws on a remarkable array of skills—everything from statistics to graphic design to FOIA requests. It seems impossible to fit everything that ...

Instructors: Russell Chun, Yolanda Ma, Jonathan Stray

Source OpenNews
Summer Data Institute | 2016; June
Homepage / Syllabus

Over 10 days, we'll cover the basics of brainstorming, reporting, designing and building interactive graphics and data-driven news applications. By the end of the course you should be able to:

ProPublica
Computer-Assisted Reporting | 2001
Syllabus

“Computer-assisted reporting” refers to the analysis of public records that are stored electronically instead of on paper. This course teaches how to examine computerized records by using a spreadsheet and database manager.

Instructors: Jeff Porter, Jennifer LaFleur

University of Missouri
Code4SA Data Journalism School | 2016; Spring
Syllabus

The three-month-long training programme will consist of a combination of theoretical and hands-on practical work. Participants will spend much of their time each day working in a data newsroom.

School of Data
Big Data Seminar | 2016; Spring
Syllabus

This course unpacks the phenomenon of big data and how large data sets and sophisticated algorithms are changing society in general and mass communication in particular. The course also enables you acquire and evaluate a large dat...

Instructors: Norm Lewis

Florida State University
Data and Multimedia Journalism | 2016
Homepage/Syllabus

The module explores the possibilities of data and multimedia for gathering news, producing and distributing it. This includes but is not limited to: Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR); data journalism; mapping and geotagging; mashu...

Instructors: Paul Bradshaw

Birmingham City University
Thinking Like a Data Journalist | 2016
Homepage / Syllabus

This course teaches you skills to find, analyze, and create narratives with data following an established process used by data journalists. It will also teach you how to critically evaluate public interest stories or reports that ...

Instructors: Eva Constantaras @evaconstantaras

Sudan Evidence Base Programme
Information Gathering | 2000; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

This course introduces you to the theory and methods of information gathering and gives you the opportunity to apply what you're learning to an important public policy question.

Instructors: Jim Upshaw

University of Oregon
Investigative Reporting Techniques | 2016; Spring
Syllabus

This course provides training in investigative reporting, teaching students how to go beyond the day-to-day journalism. The course will emphasize problem solving in developing stories from conception to finished product. The cours...

Instructors: Mercedes Vigón

Florida International University
Computer-Assisted Reporting | 2009; Spring
Syllabus

The computer gives journalists access to a whole new range and realm of sources. A reporter in Des Moines who needs to gather data on food production in China can do so easily by using a variety of electronic research tools. The S...

Instructors: Wendell Cochran

American University
Digital Scholarship Methods | 2014; Winter
Syllabus

This course will help graduate students engage with digital tools and approaches, primarily as they pertain to the analysis of texts. While there are no pre-requisites for this course, students need to be willing to try new things...

Instructors: John Russell

University of Oregon
Telling Stories With Data | 2016; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

What exactly is data and how does it fit into journalism? How can journalists work with data to find, report and visualize stories? That’s what we’ll explore in this course. (It doesn’t sound fun, but it will be.) We will learn to...

Instructors: Chip Brantley

University of Alabama
Data Analysis for Journalists | 2015; Fall
Syllabus

J502 is concerned with the collection, analysis and interpretation of data in the pursuit of news. As such, this is not just a skills course. Certainly, you will get an overview of lots of digital tools to find stories in data. Bu...

Instructors: Gerry Lanosga @gerrylanosga

Indiana University
Digital History: Concepts, Methods, Problems | 2014; Fall
Syllabus

This is a hands-on course that introduces students to the use of digital tools and sources to conduct original historical research, analyze and interpret findings, and communicate results. Digital history is an interdisciplinary a...

Instructors: Jason A. Heppler

Stanford University
Intro to Digital Humanities | 2012
Homepage

Based on the Introduction to Digital Humanities (DH101) course at UCLA, taught by Johanna Drucker (with David Kim) in 2011 and 2012, this online coursebook (and related collection of resources) is meant to provide introductory mat...

Instructors: Johanna Drucker

University of California Los Angeles
News & Numbers: Lies, Statistics, and the Stories Media Tell | 2009; Spring
Syllabus

JRN-STA 380 explores the quality of how quantitative ideas and material are represented in daily journalism—where, in fact, most of us get our common-sense ideas about the numbers and data present in our everyday lives. The topics...

Instructors: A. John Bailer, Richard Campbell

Miami (Ohio) University
GeoData Journalism | 2016; Spring
Syllabus

Today, the world is awash in unprecedented amounts of data and an expanding network of sources for news. Media organizations today must be able to put data to work quickly. This need was amply demonstrated during Hurricane Sandy, ...

Instructors: Dieter Pfoser

George Mason University
Visualizing Data in Journalism | 2015; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

This is a introductory level course designed for students in all areas of journalism, where you will learn how to find, examine and visually display data in the forms of maps, charts, diagrams and illustrations for a sophisticated...

Instructors: Josh Meltzer @joshmeltzer

Western Kentucky University
Web Programming for Multimedia Journalism | 2014; Fall
Syllabus

Students in this class are journalists, programmers, web developers or designers, or they consider themselves some combination of the above. They are taking this class because they want to create something new and meaningful on th...

Instructors: Jacqueline Marino, James Raber

Kent State University
Online Journalism | 2006; Winter
Homepage / Syllabus

We will explore how to use the computer and the internet to add depth and context to news stories. Keep in mind, however, that these are just tools – they supplement, but do not replace, in-depth, aggressive reporting. We will con...

Instructors: Ron Bishop

Drexel University
Managing Data Journalism Projects
Homepage

Bringing a data journalism project to a good end is not an easy task. There are a lot of variables and processes at play that need to be managed and accounted for before the project can be produced and in the end published.

Instructors: Jacopo Ottaviani

Learno.net
Computer-Assisted Reporting | 2006; Spring
Homepage

Course introduces students to technology-based news reporting techniques, ranging from library database research to computer-assisted reporting applications, such as Internet search engines and analytical software. Assignments emp...

Instructors: Barbara K. Iverson

Columbia College Chicago
How to Process, Analyze and Visualize Data | 2012
Homepage

Data science! Big data! Statistics! Infographics! Buzzword!

Instructors: Adam Marcus, Eugene Wu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dealing with Data | 2014; Summer
Homepage / Syllabus

The volume of data being generated every day continues to grow exponentially. We capture and store data about pretty much every aspect of our lives. Being able to handle and analyze the available data is now a fundamental skill fo...

Instructors: Panos Ipeirotis

New York University
Data Visualization | 2016; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

This course introduces concepts, methods and practices of data visualization and data storytelling for journalism majors. Data journalism is an emerging field of practice that ranges from the dazzling interactive graphics of the N...

Instructors: Catherine D'Ignazio

Emerson College
Data Skills | 2015; Spring
Homepage/Syllabus

This semester we will work together to gather, analyze and visualize numbers you need to understand your audience and to tell interactive data-driven stories.

Instructors: Amanda Hickman

City University of New York
Data Visualization | 2015; Spring
Syllabus

As the era of Open Government and Open Data evolves, more stories are being told through data and data visualization than ever before. In this course, you’ll learn how to acquire compelling data sets, clean them, analyze the conte...

Instructors: Christian McDonald

University of Texas at Austin
Data Journalism: The Basics | 2015; Fall
Syllabus

The data journalism course will present fundamentals of open /data collecting, gathering, cleaning, analysis, visualisation process and understanding FOIA. Data skills are getting more important to affect data driven works for me...

Instructors: Pınar Dağ @pinardag

Kardi Has University
Patricia Elliott | 2013; Fall
Syllabus

The course is designed to give students practical and theoretical experience in journalistic research methods, including interviewing, observation, data collection, archival research and retrieval of public documents. Major projec...

University of Regina
Advanced Reporting | 2008; Spring
Syllabus

This course is about processing. You will learn how to deal with the abundance of information in publicly available databases, or in databases that you construct yourself. You will learn how to manage, analyze, and reduce data to ...

Instructors: Philip Meyer

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Programming R (Proposed) | 2013; Fall
Syllabus

My first stab at a basic R programming curriculum. I think teaching just these topics without overall motivating examples would be extremely boring, but if you're a self-taught R user, this might be useful to help spot your gaps.

Instructors: Hadley Wickham

Introduction to Data Analysis | 2012; Fall
Homepage / Syllabus

This course will teach you to be a data analyst. You will learn how to take a large dataset break up into manageable pieces and use a range of qualitative and quantitative tools to summarise it and learn what it has to tell. You w...

Instructors: Hadley Wickham

Rice University
Data Visualization | 2011; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

This course will give you the tools to create and critically evaluate data visualisations. We will focus on statistical graphics, graphics that display statistical data (observations are in rows and variables in columns), with som...

Instructors: Hadley Wickham

Rice University
Advanced Web Apps | 2016; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

This course adds server-side (back-end) skills to the client-side (front-end) skills you’ve already developed. This means you can save information generated from a Web page (you can require users to log in, for example), and you c...

Instructors: Mindy McAdams

University of Florida
Intro to Web Apps | 2015; Fall
Homepage / Syllabus

This course has two broad goals: 1. Enable journalism students to find out if they like and/or have an aptitude for creating Web apps and coding/programming. 2. Provide journalism students with sufficient understanding of how Web...

Instructors: Mindy McAdams

University of Florida
Visualization | 2014; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

Instructors: Hanspeter Pfister

Harvard University
Visualization | 2015; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

The amount and complexity of information produced in science, engineering, business, and everyday human activity is increasing at staggering rates. The goal of this course is to expose you to visual representation methods and tech...

Instructors: Alexander Lex

Harvard University
Data Visualization | 2016; Spring
Syllabus

The world is awash with increasing amounts of data, and we must keep afloat with our relatively constant perceptual and cognitive abilities. Visualization provides one means of combating information overload, as a well-designed vi...

Instructors: Jeremy Heer

University of Washington
Data Storytelling Studio - Civic Data | 2016; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

We are swimming in data - "Big" and small, global and personal. And we are also facing complicated problems like Climate Change and inequality whose stories can only be told with data. The need for public understanding of data-dri...

Instructors: Rahul Bhargava

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research, Analysis and Insight | 2013; Spring
Syllabus

A major component of the public relations practitioner’s work is to find and utilize facts, figures and opinions in a thoughtful and productive manner. Successful practitioners can observe and examine an array of information rangi...

Instructors: Dave Quast

University of Southern California
Advanced Journalism Research | 2000; Fall
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Instructors: J. T. Johnson

Boston University
Advanced Journalism Research | 2001; Spring
Syllabus

Doing journalism — high-quality journalism — involves five phases that I call the RRAW-P process : Research, Reporting, Analysis, Writing and Publishing (or Production). This is a four-unit course designed to develop and reinforc...

Instructors: J. T. Johnson

Boston University
Data Journalism | 2015; Spring
Syllabus

Instructors: Meredith Broussard

Temple University
Journalism Research | 2015 Spring
Syllabus

This is an introductory course that focuses on research methods and techniques used in journalism and reporting. Quality writing and thorough research are two fundamentals of good journalism. This research-intensive course is gear...

Instructors: Michael Panzer

Temple University
Data 1 | 2015; Fall
Homepage/Syllabus

In this seven-week introduction to data journalism, you'll be exposed to the history of the craft of numerate reporting. You'll develop and finetune your bullshit detector for bad data reporting and writing. You'll be introduced t...

Instructors: Tom Meagher

Columbia University
Math for Journalists Made Easy: Understanding and Using Numbers and Statistics | 2015; June
Homepage

This course aims to provide journalists, media practitioners and the general public with knowledge about how to be critical about numbers, statistics and research and to avoid being improperly swayed by biased researchers.

Instructors: Brant Houston, Jennifer LaFleur, Greg Ferenstein

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
Digital Journalism: Sensor Journalism in San Diego | 2015; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

The course is designed to promote learning through working in interdisciplinary teams (journalism and geology) along with a nonprofit news organization, inewsource to examine air quality in San Diego using electronic, cutting-edge...

Instructors: Schmitz Weiss, Kevin Robinson

San Diego State University
Storytelling with Data + Interactivity | 2014; Fall
Homepage

The Data/Interactivity 10-week portion of this course introduces students to the essential concepts, tools, and story forms in multimedia storytelling. Students learn the basics of HTML/CSS/JavaScript, leverage existing frameworks...

Instructors: Sisi Wei

City University of New York
Institute for Analytic Journalism (Proposal) | 2001
Syllabus

Creating, initially, a master’s degree program for mid-career media and communications professionals or individuals trained in other fields but desirous of academic or professional careers in communications. This program will focu...

Instructors: J.T. Johnson, Steven S. Ross

Geek Like Me (Course proposal) | 1997
Homepage / Syllabus

In that independent study, for one credit hour, I was to create a Computer-Assisted Reporting class. The proposal I had to write said I would create a syllabus, recommend texts and create class materials. In the proposal, I wrote...

Instructors: Matt Waite

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Computational Social Science | 2015; Fall
Homepage/Syllabus

With a vast amount of information now collected on our online and offline actions — from what we buy, to where we travel, to who we interact with — we have an unprecedented opportunity to study complex social systems. This opportu...

Instructors: Sharad Goel

Stanford University
Law, Order & Algorithms | 2016; Winter
Homepage/Syllabus

Data and algorithms are rapidly transforming law enforcement and criminal justice, including how police officers are deployed, how discrimination is detected, and how sentencing, probation, and parole terms are set. Modern computa...

Instructors: Sharad Goel, Maya Perelman, Ravi Shroff

Stanford University
Computer-Assisted Reporting | 2008; Summer
Syllabus

This course introduces practically to the data research and data analysis skills that students and professional journalists need to write better stories. The course focuses on research on the Internet in search engines, specialise...

Instructors: Ulrich Werner

Ramkhamhaeng University
Journalism Research | 2016; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

Instructors: Christopher Harper

Temple University
Investigative Reporting Techniques | 2010; Spring
Syllabus

Instructors: Fred Mamoun, Mary Harris

University of California at Los Angeles, Extension
Computational Journalism | 2014; Fall
Syllabus

Instructors: Jonathan Stray

New York University
Computational Journalism | 2015; Fall
Homepage / Syllabus

The course is a hands-on introduction to the areas of computer science that have a direct relevance to journalism, and the broader project of producing an informed and engaged public. We will touch on many different technical and ...

Instructors: Jonathan Stray

Columbia University
Applied Fact Finding | 2012; Spring
Syllabus

Fact Finding is designed to give student journalists the skills to locate, interpret and analyze a wide range of informational resources crucial to your success as a working journalist, including standard reference materials, publ...

Instructors: Dennis Owen Frohlich

University of Florida
Applied Fact Finding | 2016; Spring
Homepage

Fact Finding is designed to give student journalists the skills to locate, interpret and analyze a broad variety of informational resources crucial to your success. Students will learn to retrieve data from Florida public records,...

Instructors: Spencer Mann

University of Florida
Applied Fact Finding | 2015; Summer
Homepage

This course is designed to teach students how to use a wide variety of public records, reference materials and Internet resources to gather information as a reporter. Students will also learn how to analyze, interpret, present and...

Instructors: Rich Shumate

University of Florida
Applied Fact Finding | 2013; Fall
Syllabus

Fact Finding is designed to give student journalists the skills to locate, interpret and analyze a broad variety of informational resources crucial to your success as a working journalist, including standard reference materials, p...

Instructors: Cory L. Armstrong

University of Florida
Database & Public Records Reporting | 2006; Summer
Syllabus

We will learn research and analytical methods and how to make sure what you get is true, we’ll review elementary school arithmetic, we’ll learn about powerful software and techniques. More than anything else, we will learn a new w...

Instructors: Neil Reisner

Florida International University
Database & Computer Assisted Reporting | 2011; Winter
Homepage / Syllabus

The dual emphasis of the course is to have students acquire the basic skills and practical knowledge of how to access information in order to support their reporting practices, as well as, a basic understanding of data managers a...

Instructors: Carlos Suris

Florida International University
Advanced Reporting | 2000; Winter
Syllabus

The course is designed to go beyond the inverted pyramid of basic newswriting and focus on some of the sophisticated newsgathering techniques used by journalists. As is true with any story, Advanced Reporting begins with an idea. ...

Instructors: Edmund Lawler

DePaul University
Computer Assisted Reporting | 1997; Spring
Syllabus

Public records have been the mainstay of good beat and investigative reporting for years. But times are changing. No longer are records stored in dusty file drawers or shelves, but rather on the optical disks, hard drives and tape...

Instructors: Drew Sullivan

New York University
Scraping for Journalists | 2015; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

This is a skills class. I will be teaching you why web scraping is one of the most important tools available to journalists, but in only five weeks, I will primarily be teaching you the technical skill of how to scrape data from a...

Instructors: Sisi Wei

City University of New York
Design & Presentation | 2015; Fall
Homepage

This course will cover the fundamentals of good presentation, layout, and design for print and the web. We ll cover basic typography, color theory, page layout, information design as well as navigation and usability. We ll explore...

Instructors: Lena Groeger

City University of New York
Research Methods for Journalists | 1998; Spring
Syllabus

This course is about evaluating and executing social science research. Journalism professionals increasingly need to analyze, interpret and use research methods employed in the social sciences. Knowledge of these methods is increa...

Instructors: Peter Miller, Warren Cohen

Northwestern University
Data-Driven Reporting | 2015; Fall
Syllabus

This course will cover the basics of computer­assisted reporting, using electronic records for the basis of news reporting. Students will learn how to request data from public and governmental sources, to clean up and analyze that...

Instructors: Christian McDonald

University of Texas at Austin
News Gathering and Investigation | 2015; Fall
Syllabus

To master basic investigative tools and techniques, as well as how to apply them to everyday reporting and major enterprise stories. We will explore how to take advantage of two main sources of information – documents and people –...

Instructors: Kate Gannon @kategannon

University of Texas at El Paso
Data Journalism and Visualization | 2015; Summer
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Instructors: Jeff South

Xiamen University
Data Journalism | 2014; Spring
Homepage / Syllabus

In our Data Journalism and Visualization course, you will learn how to use the Internet and other digital technology to find ideas, information and sources for your stories. In particular, you will learn how to obtain and analyze ...

Instructors: Jeff South

Northeast Normal University
Craft of Research | 2014; Fall
Homepage

Instructors: Liz Day

City University of New York
Journalism Research | 2002; Winter
Homepage / Syllabus

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the sources, practices, technique and principles of journalism and other information research. The course introduces students to the techniques of computer-ass...

Instructors: Sue Ellen Christian

Western Michigan University
Computer Assisted Reporting | 2011; Fall
Homepage / Syllabus

This course will help to strengthen your reporting skills, teach you how to find, negotiate for and acquire public records data, how to query and analyze data, how to use online resources beyond Google to identify and retrieve inf...

Instructors: Jane Briggs-Bunting

Michigan State University
Stabile Seminar: The empirical spine of investigative reporting | 2014; Spring
Homepage

This is a class in computer-assisted reporting, a branch of the data journalism movement. In previous incarnations of the class, Maurice Tamman of Reuters dubbed it the “empirical spine” of journalism in the tradition of Philip Me...

Instructors: Sarah Cohen

Columbia University
Quantitative Journalism: Computer-Assisted Reporting and Research | 2009; Fall
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Practicing journalists and those aspiring to enter communications professions are becoming aware that requirements for entry are growing. With the ongoing information explosions, the liberally educated professional communicator mu...

Instructors: Cass Dalglish, Boyd Koehler

Augsburg College
Quantitative Journalism: Computer-Assisted Reporting and Research | 2010; Fall
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This is a reporting class. Computers will assist you to get you where you need to go, which will be off campus, in the community, our community, reporting the news.

Instructors: Steve Aggergaard

Augsburg College
Computer Assisted Reporting | 2015; Spring
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Introduces students to investigative journalism through hands-on laboratory work, including advanced Web research, public records requests, statistical analysis, databases, mapping, visual aids and data interactives.

Instructors: Danielle Cervantes Stephens @sddatadiva

Point Loma Nazarene University
Computer-Assisted Reporting | 2012; Fall
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Instructors: Joe Gisondi

Eastern Illinois University
Computer-Assisted Reporting | 2011; Spring
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To give students the fundamentals of computer-assisted reporting, using public documents in order to gather, organize, evaluate data to write objective reports in accepted journalistic style across several media platforms.

Instructors: Joe Gisondi

Eastern Illinois University
Computer-Assisted Reporting | 2008; Spring
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The aim of this class is to teach students how to identify, obtain, analyze and incorporate data into their stories. In practical terms, this means learning to use spreadsheets, databases and the Internet to further reporting. Alo...

Instructors: Derek Willis

George Washington University
Computer-Assisted Reporting | 2007; Spring
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We will do three basic things: go after information, analyze it, and write/produce stories about it. You’ll improve your web searching capability. You’ll learn how to use a spreadsheet (Excel) and a database (Access).

Instructors: Karl Idsvoog

Kent State University
Data Journalism | 2016; Spring
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In this introductory class, students will learn the skills needed to create visually exciting and thought-provoking online journalism. Topics include data journalism, data analysis, computer-assisted reporting, [painless] coding f...

Instructors: Meredith Broussard

New York University
Computer Assisted Reporting | 2016; Spring
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This is a course in the basic elements of computer--‐assisted reporting. You will learn how computer spreadsheet and database programs can be used to find details, leads and stories in collections of electronic records. With the p...

Instructors: Ladonia Randle

Texas Southern University
Advanced Online Media Design
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In Advanced Online Media, we will continue exploring Web design topics, moving more heavily into the area of development, including data visualization and programming. The course will focus on application of these topics in the co...

Instructors: Jacie Yang

Texas State University
Data-driven Reporting (the Texas Tribune Course) | 2012; Fall
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In this course you’ll learn about and skills needed for Computer Assisted Reporting (also known as CAR) with a focus on data-driven reporting, a valuable skillset in journalism, easily exportable to other professions. You will lea...

Instructors: Pete Slover

University of Texas at Austin
Data Journalism in Enterprise Reporting | 2016; Spring
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In this class, we will practice data journalism, a technique that is also called computer-assisted reporting. Also called precision journalism, this reporting strategy uses computers to analyze the ever-increasing amount of public...

Instructors: Spencer Hunt @spencerhuntosu

Ohio State University
Data Visualization and Infographics with D3.js | 2015; March 16 - April 26
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This course consists of an in-depth discussion about the principles of infographics and data visualization, and how they apply to the real world. Students will learn how to display information using charts, maps, diagrams, and vis...

Instructors: Alberto Cairo, Scott Murray

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
Big Data and Global Media | 2016
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In this reading group, we examine the legal challenges posed by big data in media production, distribution, and consumption. We are looking at relevant markets, government institutions, debates specific to the media under FCC juri...

Yale University
Data Driven Journalism | 2015; Maymester
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Instructors: Ryan Thornburg

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Data Driven Journalism | 2016; Spring
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The economics of digital publishing has opened a floodgate of raw data, and journalism is just one of many fields that are being rapidly transformed by this tsunami of data. In law, medicine, business, politics, and ecology, peopl...

Instructors: Ryan Thornburg

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Computational Journalism | 2016
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Instructors: Jacob Eisenstein

Georgia Tech
Computational Journalism | 2015; Spring
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Instructors: Dan Nguyen

Stanford University
Computational Methods in the Civic Sphere | 2016; Winter
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Instructors: Dan Nguyen

Stanford University
Computational Methods in the Civic Sphere | 2015; Winter
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Instructors: Dan Nguyen

Stanford University
Public Affairs Data Journalism II | 2016; Winter
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Instructors: Cheryl Phillips

Stanford University
Public Affairs Data Journalism II | 2015; Winter
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Instructors: Cheryl Phillips

Stanford University
Public Affairs Data Journalism I | 2015; Fall
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Instructors: Dan Nguyen

Stanford University
Public Affairs Data Journalism I | 2014; Fall
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Instructors: Dan Nguyen

Stanford University
Coding and Data Skills for Communicators
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In this course, you’ll be introduced to programming and data concepts relevant to communicators. Data visualization and storytelling tools and techniques are covered as related to journalism, advertising, public relations and the ...

Instructors: Cindy Royal

Texas State University
Journalists Toolkit | 2013; Fall
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Instructors: Mindy McAdams

University of Florida
Advanced Online Media Production | 2015; Spring
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Instructors: Mindy McAdams

University of Florida
Web Coding for Interactive Design | 2015; Fall
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Interactives and news apps are changing the way we process media, and the expectations for media producers in newsrooms globally. Data journalism departments and newsrooms like Vox, the NYTimes, ProPublica, and 538 build narrative...

Instructors: Aurelia Moser

The New School
Data Journalism
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This senior-level course will introduce students to all phases of data journalism, including: finding and evaluating data sources, organizing data, reporting with numbers, and visualizing data. During the course we will discuss co...

Instructors: Nick Geidner

University of Tennessee
Data Journalism
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Virginia Commonwealth University
Intro to Multimedia Web Skills | 2014
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This five-week mini-course is a follow-up to the Intro to Multimedia Reporting Bootcamp workshop, and is required for all first-year journalism graduate students in the Fall. The objective of the class is to teach every student t...

Instructors: Jeremy Rue

University of California at Berkeley
Advanced Coding for Journalists | 2015
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This course is a continuation of the Coding For Journalists class, and will include intermediary lessons in computational literacy. This class containes more applied lessons than its earlier counterpart. There are some lectures d...

Instructors: Jeremy Rue

University of California at Berkeley
Advanced Data Journalism | 2015; Winter
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The course will introduce reporters to the practice of data journalism in a busy newsroom, showcasing the importance of telling a story and how tools can help you do it.

Instructors: Simon Rogers

University of California at Berkeley
Computational Journalism | 2016; Spring
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This course explores the conceptualization and application of computational and data-driven approaches to journalism practice. Students will examine how computational techniques are changing journalistic data gathering, curation, ...

Instructors: Nicholas Diakopoulos @ndiakopoulos

University of Maryland
Computer Assisted Reporting | 2015; Fall
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To teach students how to find information on the Internet and government hard drives using advanced search techniques and tools such as Excel, MySQL, Google Fusion Tables and ArcGIS Online to make sense of the information and rend...

Instructors: David McKie

Carleton University
Reporting Methods | 2014; Winter
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Instructors: David McKie, Jim Bronskill

Carleton University
Reporting Methods | 2016; Winter
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Obtain a thorough grounding in journalistic research methods. Acquire skills, such as data-journalism reporting techniques, needed to make sense of the information gathered and filing access-to-information requests. Develop the a...

Instructors: David McKie, Jim Bronskill

Carleton University
Data Journalism | 2015; Fall
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This course is part of MA in Journalism at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and will introduce journalistm students to the practise of data journalism and showcase a set of tools and technicques for data driven analysis...

Instructors: Bahareh Heravi @Bahareh360

National University of Ireland Galway
Data Journalism | 2014; Fall
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Students will develop a “data frame of mind” by demonstrating proficiency in: - Finding stories in data and finding data to report stories. - Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of data sources and methods. - Acquiring data t...

Instructors: Norm Lewis

University of Florida
Data Journalism | 2016; Spring
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The day is coming when “data journalism” will be redundant. Once upon a time, reporters could rely mostly on interviews and anecdotes. But today’s digital-savvy audiences expect better evidence. They demand data to know whether th...

Instructors: Norm Lewis

University of Florida
West Virginia Election Reporting | 2014; Fall
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Instructors: Derek Willis

West Virginia University
Building Systems for Reporting | 2016; Fall
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This course will teach students how to use data and technology to craft a systematic approach to beat reporting, or to build what you could call a reporter’s exoskeleton. Such a system would make it easier for a journalist to plac...

Instructors: Derek Willis

University of Maryland
Information Visualization | 2012; Fall
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What is information visualization? How is it related to scientific visualization? How does it combine with data mining? Information visualization is emerging as an important fusion of graphics, scientific visualization, database, ...

Instructors: Ben Shneiderman

University of Maryland
Storytelling with Data Visualization | 2015; Fall
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This course covers the use of data visualization as a method to communicate news stories (narrative visualization) and as a way to explore and analyze data as a method to find new news stories (visual analytics) in a journalism co...

Instructors: Nicholas Diakopoulos @ndiakopoulos

University of Maryland
Computation + Journalism | 2010; Spring
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Instructors: Irfan Essa

Georgia Tech
Computation + Journalism | 2012; Spring
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This class is aimed at understanding the computational and technological advancements in the area of journalism. Primary focus is on the study of technologies for developing new tools for (a) sense-making from diverse news informa...

Instructors: Irfan Essa

Georgia Tech
Computation + Journalism | 2013; Spring
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Instructors: Irfan Essa

Georgia Tech
Computation + Journalism | 2014; Spring
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A study of computational and technological advancements in journalism with emphasis on technologies for developing new tools and their potential impact on news and information. Technology is rapidly affecting how news information ...

Instructors: Irfan Essa

Georgia Tech
Computation + Journalism | 2014; Spring
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A study of computational and technological advancements in journalism with emphasis on technologies for developing new tools and their potential impact on news and information.

Instructors: Irfan Essa

Georgia Tech
Precision Journalism | 1999; Fall
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Good research is the basis for good journalism. Journalists must understand what information they need for stories and be able to find and evaluate it efficiently -- and on deadline. This class will help you develop a research str...

Instructors: Burt Hubbard, Len Ackland

University of Colorado
Coding for Journalists | 2013; Fall
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This course is an introduction to programming concepts as they relate to the journalism industry. The goal of this course is to equip students with a foundational technical literacy to construct interactive online stories such as ...

Instructors: Jeremy Rue

University of California at Berkeley
Data Science Storytelling | 2013; Fall
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This short course is an exploration of the line between data analysis and storytelling. How do we find the interesting stories in data, and how do we communicate them in a compelling way, with respect to the data?

Instructors: Hilary Mason

New York University
Advanced Data Journalism | 2013; Spring
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Instructors: Chase Davis

University of Missouri
Advanced Data Journalism | 2014; Spring
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Instructors: Chase Davis

University of Missouri
Advanced Data Journalism | 2015; Spring
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Instructors: Chase Davis

University of Missouri
Advanced Data Journalism | 2015; Fall
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Instructors: Chase Davis

University of Missouri
Advanced Data Journalism
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The goal of this class is to teach you how to creatively solve problems in journalism using computer programming. In it, you will learn how to use the Python language, statistics and advanced spreadsheet and database concepts, the...

Instructors: Chase Davis, Mike Jenner

University of Missouri
Data Reporting | 2013; Spring
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The world that we live in and report on is increasingly influenced by data. This course will help you use data to find and develop stories that can’t be found in other ways. Data can be anything: spreadsheets full of numbers, the ...

Instructors: Derek Willis

Georgetown University
Digital Frameworks for Reporting | 2011; Summer
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The objective of this course is to familiarize students with digital tools that will become the frameworks with which they can approach storytelling, emphasizing the use of structured data and the visualization of data to aid in t...

Instructors: Derek Willis

University of Northwestern
Database Reporting | 2012; Spring
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This is a skills-based, capstone course designed to enhance reporting skills, primarily by identifying and analyzing electronic data to look for patterns and trends that can lead to in-depth news stories. Students will obtain and ...

Instructors: MaryJo Webster

University of Minnesota
Digital Journalism | 2014; Winter
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In “legacy” media, newspaper and magazine journalists had no need to learn how to operate the printing presses, or to understand strategies the marketing and circulation departments used to promote and distribute their work. Their...

Instructors: R.B. Brenner, Drake Martinet

Stanford University
Computer-Assisted Journalism | 2003; Fall
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This course introduces you to the techniques of computer-assisted reporting. Building upon your basic reporting and critical thinking skills, the course will show you how to use the computer as a tool in news gathering and data an...

Instructors: Stan Ketterer

Oklahoma State University
Power Journalism | 2006; Spring
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Power Journalism is a specialized reporting course on high-tech investigative techniques used by today's best journalists to uncover new sources of information, analyze data, and give stories greater depth and context. Using Censu...

Instructors: Scott R. Maier

University of Oregon
Computer-Assisted Reporting | 2016; Spring
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This is largely a skills course with a heavy hands-on component. By successfully completing this course, you will be able to identify, obtain, evaluate, clean, analyze and visualize data. You will be expected to think like a journ...

Instructors: David Herzog

University of Missouri
Data Journalism at SHERP
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This course teaches some of the skills and techniques necessary for using statistical information effectively in science journalism. Obtaining, interpreting, visualizing and displaying data are essential skills for journalists in ...

Instructors: Amanda Cox, Kevin Quealy

New York University
Sherp 31 Data Journalism
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This course teaches some of the skills and techniques necessary for using statistical information effectively in science journalism. Obtaining, interpreting, visualizing and displaying data are essential skills for journalists in ...

Instructors: Kevin Quealy

New York University
Data Journalism | 2014; Spring
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Instructors: Amanda Cox, Kevin Quealy

New York University
Data Journalism | 2014; Fall
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Instructors: Amanda Cox, Kevin Quealy

New York University
Data Journalism | 2015; Spring
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This course teaches some of the skills and techniques necessary for obtaining, analyzing and communicating structured information effectively. Students will scrutinize techniques used in previously published projects and will also...

Instructors: Amanda Cox, Kevin Quealy

New York University
Data-driven Interactive Journalism | 2013; Spring
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Instructors: Russell Chun, Amanda Hickman

City University of New York
Data-driven Interactive Journalism | 2013; Fall
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We swim in a world of data – from election results, budgets and census reports, to Facebook updates and image uploads. Journalists need to know how to find stories in data and shape them in compelling ways. This hands-on course te...

Instructors: Russell Chun, Amanda Hickman

City University of New York
Introduction to Data Science | 2012; Fall
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Instructors: Rachel Schutt

Columbia University
Introduction to Data Science | 2013; Fall
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This course serves as an introduction to the interdisciplinary and emerging field of data science. Students will learn to combine tools and techniques from statistics, computer science, data visualization and the social sciences t...

Instructors: Rachel Schutt, Kayur Patel

Columbia University
Investigative Reporting | 2011; Fall
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In this course you will learn the approach, mindset, tools and skills used by investigative reporters. You will learn a fundamental approach to journalism that takes you beyond the day-to-day, event focused reporting practiced in ...

Instructors: Mark Horvit

University of Missouri
Precision Journalism | 2006; Fall
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This class used to be called “computer-assisted reporting,” a name that sounds as silly as “telephone- assisted” or “typewriter-assisted” reporting. But just as reporters a century ago discovered they couldn’t live without those n...

Instructors: Chris Roberts

University of South Carolina
Frontiers of Computational Journalism | 2012
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The aim of the course is to familiarise students with current areas of research and development within computer science that have a direct relevance to the field of journalism, so that they are capable of participating in the desi...

Instructors: Jonathan Stray

Columbia University
Computational Journalism | 2013; January-February
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This course, given at the University of Hong Kong during January-February 2013, is an advanced look at how techniques from visualization, natural language processing, social network analysis, statistics, and cryptography apply to ...

Instructors: Jonathan Stray

University of Hong Kong
Computer-Assisted Reporting | 2012; Spring
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Advanced use of computer technology and investigative techniques to access, analyze and develop database information in combination with traditional news reporting.

Instructors: Joe Hayden

University of Memphis
Interactive Design | 2014; Spring
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In this course, students will learn how to design and build news Web sites from the ground up. The course will be a mix of concept and practical application of digital news design, including user research. Students will learn to d...

Instructors: Tyson Evans @tysone, Josh Keller @josh_keller

Columbia University
Computer-Assisted Reporting | 2010; Spring
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Students will learn the basics of doing computer-assisted reporting in today’s complex and dynamic media world. We’ll work on developing marketable data- driven storytelling skills for news, enterprise and investigative coverage. ...

Instructors: Robert Benincasa @RobertBenincasa

Georgetown University
Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools | 2014; May 6 - June 6
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A free online data journalism course with 5 leading experts.

Instructors: Simon Rogers, Paul Bradshaw, Stephen Doig, Nicolas Kayser-Bril, Albert Cairo

European Journalism Centre
Analytics and Data Visualization for Journalism | 2013; Fall
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Data-based journalism is increasingly important at all levels of news organizations. This course will introduce you to fundamental concepts and skills for gathering, analyzing, and visualizing data. It’s also a hands-on class; you...

Instructors: Jeremy Singer-Vine

New York University SCPS
Data Visualization | 2013; Fall
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This course teaches some of the skills and techniques necessary for displaying statistical information effectively in journalism. Students will scrutinize techniques used in previously published projects and will also analyze data...

Instructors: Shan Carter, Kevin Quealy

University of California at Berkeley
Computer-Assisted Reporting | 2012; Fall
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This is a course in the basic elements of computer-assisted reporting. You will learn how computer spreadsheet and database programs can be used to find details, leads and stories in collections of electronic records. With the pro...

Instructors: Dan Keating, Ira Chinoy

University of Maryland
Data Driven Journalism | 2013; Spring
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The economics of digital publishing technology have opened a floodgate of raw data, and journalism is just one of many fields that are being rapidly transformed by that floodgate. In law, medicine, business, politics, and ecology,...

Instructors: Ryan Thornburg

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Small Data Journalism | 2013; Fall
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This course aims to examine data journalism at its core, through case studies and hands-on practice of modern data skills. Because the course is only five weeks, we focus on the practical concepts and tools needed to explore unfam...

Instructors: Dan Nguyen

New York University SCPS
The Platform | 2014; Summer
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This course begins with the idea that computing tools are the products of human ingenuity and effort. They are never neutral and carry with them the biases of their designers and their design process. Platform studies is a new t...

Instructors: Cathy O Neil @mathbabedotorg

Columbia University
Algorithms | 2014; Summer
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Algorithms are at the heart of computer processing - they are descriptions of computation. We will present a basic taxonomy of algorithms based on their purpose and discuss complexity (will an algorithm take a lot of time or requi...

Instructors: Jonathan Soma, Chris Wiggins

Columbia University
Data and Databases | 2015; Summer
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Consideration of both the scientific and social implications of counting, of turning the world into bits. Through the process of gaining fluency in the use of Python, students will spend some time thinking through representations ...

Instructors: Allison Parrish, Matthew Jones

Columbia University
Data and Databases | 2014; Summer
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This course considers both the scientific and social implications of counting, turning the world into bits. Students will learn human protocols (census and survey, interview, crowdsourcing, and experiments) and computer- or comput...

Instructors: Allison Parrish, Matthew Jones

Columbia University
Foundations of Computing | 2014; Summer
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"An introduction to the ways in which the computer and data technologies can be partners in creative practices. We will emphasize writing code over point-and-click interfaces, presenting the computer as a programmable object. Thro...

Instructors: Jonathan Soma

Columbia University
Making Sense of Data | 2013; Winter
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Do you work with surveys, demographic information, evaluation data, test scores or observation data? What questions are you looking to answer, and what story are you trying to tell with your data? This self-paced, online course is...

Instructors: Amit Deutsch, Joe Hellerstein

Google
Math for Beginning Reporters | 2014
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This module is designed to solve a particular problem: How do you get basic data journalism into a beginning reporting class that many feel is packed as it is? My answer is to combine the basic math for reporters with instructions...

Instructors: Matt Waite

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Data Journalism | 2014
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The best reporters harness the right tools to get the story. In this class, we’ll use brainpower and software to look at raw data -- not summarized and already reported information -- to do investigative reporting. We’re going to ...

Instructors: Matt Waite

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
News Applications | 2014; Spring
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How we communicate is changing rapidly and fundamentally. Because the delivery of journalism has been largely unchanged for lengthy periods of time – newspapers for hundreds of years, television and radio for less – there’s been l...

Instructors: Matt Waite

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Story Bots | 2014; Fall
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Welcome to the dawning days of storybots: programs that write stories so humans don t have to. Bots now write simple stories about softball games, corporate earnings reports, the weather and, yes, earthquakes. Some of them are ext...

Instructors: Matt Waite

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Data Visualization | 2013; Fall
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Welcome to data visualization, where you ll learn to use storytelling, analysis and visualization techniques to inform people with data. In this class, you ll learn what makes for good visualizations and how you can develop deeper...

Instructors: Matt Waite

University of Nebraska-Lincoln