20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Data-driven approaches to reporting are gaining in popularity and importance in today's world. Established media institutions, such as The New York Times in the US or The Guardian and Press Association in the UK (and many more around the world) already have units that specialise in data journalism. Thus, it becomes essential for the next generation of journalists to be data-literate and to appreciate how data can be verified and used not only to find stories but to tell stories. This module is designed to make you confident and comfortable in working with data and, furthermore, to expand your journalistic toolkit for data-driven, analytic and investigative journalism.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Presentation, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Journalism Studies):

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