Starting May 19th 2014. This free five-module introductory course teaches the essential concepts, techniques and skills to effectively work with data and produce compelling stories under tight deadlines. Comprising of video lectures, tutorials, assignments, readings and discussion forums, this course is open to anyone in the world with an internet connection who wants to tell stories with data.
An overview of the modules:
1. Data journalism in the newsroom
Instructor: Simon Rogers, Data Editor, Twitter
2. Finding data to support stories
Instructor: Paul Bradshaw, Birmingham City University
3. Finding story ideas with data analysis
Instructor: Steve Doig, Arizona State University, Pulitzer Prize winner.
4. Dealing with messy data
Instructor: Nicolas Kayser-Bril, Co-founder Journalism++.
5. Telling stories with visualisation
Instructor: Alberto Cairo, University of Miami