Data Journalism Course Opens To Reporters

Journalists around the world who are interested in learning about using data to tell great, compelling stories can register for an online course being offered by the European Journalism Centre, EJC titled Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools.

This five-module introductory course will take participants through data journalism in the newsroom, finding data to support stories, finding story ideas with data analysis, dealing with messy data and telling stories with visualization.

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The course will be taught through video lectures, tutorials, assignments, readings and discussion forums and any journalist with Internet connection anywhere in the world can be part of it.

Data Journalism, an increasingly popular genre uses data of all sorts to tell stories in innovative ways using technological tools.

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Instructors include Simon Rogers, data editor at Twitter; Paul Bradshaw, head of the online journalism master’s program at Birmingham City University; Nicolas Kayser-Bril, co-founder and head at data journalism start-up Journalism++; and other leading experts in the field.

The course will begin in early 2014.

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