Data Journalism and Research Methods

Course Code: JOUR 2500

Academic Year: 2022-2023

Once a niche skill, wielded by a handful of specialist newsroom nerds, CAR (to use the shorthand of modern journalism) has expanded to become an essential part of the craft, regularly taking top awards in investigative categories and, with the addition of social networks, daily providing accelerating access to breaking news. This course will take everyday internet techniques, familiar to most students, into a realm of deadline-driven targeted research, networking, number-crunching and database management.