Data Journalism (11088.1)
|Level:||Intermediate Unit Level|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline:||School of Arts and Communications|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2019 Semester 1 DR Greg JERICHO (Ph: +61 2 62012277 ) ON-CAMPUS 2020 Semester 1 DR Greg JERICHO (Ph: +61 2 62012277 ) ON-CAMPUS
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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.
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.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Semester 1, 2019
On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
- Data Journalism Project Working a. Project Pitch b. Data Walkthrough and Feedback (40% (10% Pitch and 30% Data walkthrough and feedback) )
- In-class Exercises a. Data Viz Quiz – what visualisations for what stories b. Career Mapping Story c. Interpreting Polls Exercise (30% (10% each) )
- Data Journalism Story (30% )
- On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
- Semester 1, 2019
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.
- ARAR01 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communication and Media
- MGAR01 Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Communication and Media
- ARB102 Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism)
- ARB104 Bachelor of Communication and Media (Sports Media)
- ARSC02 Bachelor of Communication and Media/ Bachelor of Laws
- ARAR02 Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Communication and Media
- SCAR01 Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/ Bachelor of Communication and Media
- ARMG01 Bachelor of Communication and Media/ Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management