That’s Public Affairs Data Journalism Two, where we will explore analyzing data and telling stories from that data. Data journalism is more than just learning queries or visualization techniques. It’s about treating the data as a source, interviewing it with skepticism and a critical eye and then finally using the data to lead you to the best, most representative anecdotes that can help you tell that story in a way that will garner attention and result in impact.
What will we do in this quarter?
Negotiate for data
Learn how to background people, places and data
How to critically analyze data for story
Visualize data in a compelling and accurate way
Tell the story — using words to explain numbers
Learn to play well with others. Data journalism in many newsrooms is a team sport. Here, we’ll do both individual stories and group work, just as you would in a newsroom.