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Data Journalism

Course description

This course introduces you to data journalism and a range of newsgathering and storytelling techniques. You will study how journalists use data to find and tell stories and engage in activities which will allow you to apply this knowledge within a professional context, producing data-driven stories and data visualisation culminating in a final piece.

What will you study?

Week one

You will study the fundamentals of journalism, data journalism and data visualisation, including techniques for finding data, and that data to find stories.

Week two

You will explore ways of telling data-driven stories through interactivity and multimedia, and develop more advanced data journalism skills such as scraping and mobile-first production.

Week three

You will work on a live project, further developing your skills. You will also be introduced to advanced skills and issues such as the increased role of coding in journalism. The week culminates in a pitch to media industry professionals, with feedback.

Additional Information

Academic status: Practice-based (non-credit bearing)
Faculty: Arts, Design and Media 

Dates: 23 July-10 August 2018 (three weeks)
Venue: City Centre Campus (Parkside Building)
English language requirements: No formal qualification will be needed, although all classes will be taught in English.
Academic pre-requisites: Level 3 or equivalent
Fee: £2,200