Data-Driven Journalism

Media outlets more and more build upon data-driven stories. That is, the increase in available data and the rise in computational resources enable editors to incorporate new types of storytelling. Famous examples include the automatic earthquake reporting at LA Times, crowdsourcing of MP's expenses at the Guardian, data-driven portals of large newsrooms such as the NYT's, FiveThirtyEights', or NZZ's, as well as single applications made by freelancers. This course aims at enabling journalism students to collect, handle, and visualize data. It, thus, prepares the students for the ever-increasing demand of editors to journalists to be capable of finding, extracting, and telling data-driven stories.

Data-Driven Journalism (2015). (content_copy)