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Data Journalism (11088.1)

Level: Intermediate Unit Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


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  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184284) - View

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Data journalism skills are becoming increasingly important in the world of digital journalism. In this unit you will learn how to find, analyse, verify, visualise and publish data to tell engaging stories. Students will discover how to assemble and segment datasets, and identify stories within them to generate original high quality news journalism. You will continue to develop your written journalism skills and learn how to create effective data visualisations to embed in your stories.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Gather, verify, and synthesise information from multiple sources to produce original stories as part of an editorial process;

2. Apply visual storytelling capabilities to produce 'data' journalism;

3. Evaluate the quality and providence of information, and analyse it to produce meaningful data;

4. Critically examine the ethical and legal issues facing data journalists; and

5. Develop an appreciation of using software to assist in basic statistics for journalism.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of on-campus interactive workshops per week.


11084 Journalism Now and Next OR 11092 Game On: Sports Journalism Foundations OR 3 credit points at Level 1.



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