Data Journalism: Turning dreary numbers into interactive new stories

Instructor(s) : Roselyn Du

Institution : Department of Journalism, Hong Kong Baptist University

Provider : FutureLearn

Course Type : Invite-only

First Start Date : Sep 2018

Commitment : 2 hours/week

Length : 3 weeks

Language : English


Description :

With vast amounts of data now openly accessible online, and the new infographic technologies available to visualize data, news media are increasingly making use of these valuable mines of data to source and produce their stories. Data journalism – the use of numerical data in the production and distribution of news – is an emerging subarea in our field. This course is not just about dull statistics or dreary numbers. The aim of the course is to examine data journalism at its core through case studies and hands-on practice of data skills.

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