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