J296 Data Journalism (online)

This course will be taught online only through Zoom. Please ensure you have arranged a quiet space to attend this course remotely each week. There are limited spaces at North Gate that may work on a temporary basis.  But students should make arrangements in their schedule to ensure they have a place they can attend this course remotely on a consistent basis.

The course will introduce reporters to the practice of data journalism in a busy newsroom, showcasing the importance of telling a story and how tools can help you do it. Data – large sets of information and numbers – are increasingly available from public, private and social media sources. As a result, journalism organizations are looking to make use of this rich pool of information – and to hire those who are able to do so.



Time:  Wed 9am–12pm

Location:  By appointment

Class Number:  30123

Section:  002

Units:  3

Length:  15 weeks

Course Material Fee:  None

Enroll Limit:  15

Restrictions & Prerequisites

Priority for second years.