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Data Journalism Fundamentals

 with  Irene Jay Liu, Francesca Valsecchi, Jonathan Stray, Yolanda Jinxin Ma and Simon Rogers

A Massive Online Open Course presented by the Journalism and Media Studies Centreat the University of Hong Kong

Syllabus

Session 1: Global Trends & Practices

What is data journalism?

Overview of the best practices and key tools

Trends and future of data journalism - globally and regionally


Session 2: Data Acquisition

Landscape of data availability in Asia

Where to find data: from government websites to social media

How to get data: from FOI requests to scraping without coding


Session 3: Data Analysis & Interpretation

Interview the data to identify its quality

Clean the data with Excel & Open Refine

Explore trends, patterns and relationships behind datasets


Session 4: Data Visualisation

Visual basis: elements, composition and principles

Effective and high impact ways of visualizing data

Tools to make your own visualisations: infographic, timeline, interactive map, and more


Session 5: Storytelling with Data

Telling compelling stories with data and visuals

Best practices for combining shoe leather reporting with data

Constructing narratives from qualitative and quantitative sources

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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Finished
Subject Data Science
Provider Independent
Language English
Calendar 5 weeks long

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