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Posts Tagged ‘digital journalism education’

European Journalism Centre’s Free Data Journalism Course Starts May 19

"Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools" is a free online data journalism course with 5 leading experts.

“Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools” is a free online data journalism course with 5 leading experts.

If you’re anything like me, your data skills are rusty (at best). So, when I heard the European Journalism Centre (EJC) was going to sponsor a summer course on data-driven journalism, I was all ears. EJC and its subsidiary Data Driven Journalism recognized a need for a mass learning opportunity when big data is all the rage, and when a limited number of reporters have extensive experience sifting through public records to produce great journalism, like, say, what ProPublica does so well.

I got the email last week reminding me that I had enrolled in the “Doing Journalism With Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools” MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and am super excited to get started.

The class, intended to teach professional journalists how to interpret data and create data journalism efficiently and effectively, is broken up into five modules which should take about 4-5 hours to complete. The module content is below:

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Mediabistro Course

Memoir Writing

Memoir WritingStarting July 16, learn how to tell and sell the story of your life! Taught by a published memoir writer, Wendy Dale will teach you how to create a story around a marketable premise, write a memoir with solid structure, sell you memoir before you've finished writing it and more! Register now! 

3 Journalism-y Things You Should Add to Your Reading List

s&sFacts of life: writers can’t be great unless they constantly write (practice makes perfect), and writers won’t be inspired to write unless they read. We should be reading everything: historical biographies, crappy fiction, beautiful prose, intricately-woven nonfiction narratives — and don’t forget, we should be reading the work of people who are smarter than us when it comes to digital innovation and journalism.

Here are just a few newer pieces of literary work I’ve been (and will be) digging into and would recommend for writers and reporters:

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