Journalism 677: Concepts & Tools for Data Analysis and Visualization

This course provides an an introduction to the world of data and how data can be used to answer questions that interest journalists, strategic communicators, and students of social sciences in general. This course emphasizes the critical connections between data analyses that would involve statistical processing of raw data and visualization strategies that would facilitate faithful, accurate, and compelling delivery of data insights to targeted audiences. It offers a combination of conceptual training, instruction in specific tools for data analysis and visualization, and the opportunity to put new skills to use in a final project.

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The Government, Public Libraries, and the Community

Created by:

Tara Sherchok (Major: Communication Arts)

Yifan Cui (Major: Journalism)

Yinfan Zhou (Major: Journalism)

Jane Ellmann (Major: Social Welfare)