Overview of data journalism curriculum for universities (Hosted by Tableau)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Cheryl Phillips of Stanford University
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Great America
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Do you want to start teaching data journalism to university students or do you want to take your current program to a new level? Could your newsroom benefit from helpful tutorials and example files? With the current climate of news, journalistic integrity is more important than ever. Telling stories with data is an effective way to ensure the facts are being shown in a compelling way. Visual analytics bring complex stories to life for readers – a skill the next generation of journalists must be prepared for.

Join this session to learn more about:

•The importance of teaching aspiring journalists data literacy

•The new Introduction to Data Journalism course curriculum, including learning objectives and module components

•A hands-on walk through of the content and examples

•The process for accessing the ready-make materials

Some experience with Tableau Public is recommended. Taking one of the earlier Tableau sessions should suffice. Laptops will be provided. This is a free training, however you must be registered for the CAR Conference to attend this class.  Limited seats are available.  There may be a few seats available on-site.

Speaker Bios

  • Cheryl Phillips teaches journalism at Stanford, is the founder of Big Local News and co-founder of The Stanford Open Policing Project. She worked at The Seattle Times for 12 years as a reporter and editor. She twice was part of breaking news coverage that received the Pulitzer Prize and twice served on teams that were Pulitzer finalists. She has worked at USA Today and at newspapers in Michigan, Montana and Texas. She is a former IRE board president. @cephillips

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