J298 Covering Inequality with Data

Data skills are vital for journalists. Often the deepest learning comes when those skills are applied to a specific topic. Students in this course will learn advanced data journalism skills, including statistics, mapping and using programming to work with data. The data and examples we use will focus on stories that uncover disparity on a range of topics including race, gender, disability and others.

Upon completing this course, students will have:

  1. A strong sense of the journalism on covering inequality
  2. Statistical skills (descriptives, correlation, regression)
  3. The ability to apply these tools to data sets, including evaluating and vetting data, and explaining data findings



Time:  Wed 9am–12pm

Location:  106 North Gate (Upper News)

Class Number:  33623

Section:  010

Units:  3

Length:  15 weeks

Course Material Fee:  None

Enroll Limit:  12

Restrictions & Prerequisites