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Feb 26

February 26, 2014

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Data Literacy & Defining Infographics

Summary: Data Literacy: Journalists need to be able to understand and interpret data in order to use it to tell accurate, compelling stories. In addition, they also need to be able to know how to work with large data sets and perform various functions in order to clean up and analyze the data they have. This is especially true when making generalizations or working with averages or percentages to tell a story. When working with data like these, it is…

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Feb 26

February 26, 2014

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MSNBC Going ‘Deep Web’ With Vocativ Partnership

MSNBC partners with digital news startup Vocativ to produce 'deep Web' stories with 'Big Data' newsgathering. http://t.co/ekboQ46gZ3 #webpub — Kimberly Cook (@kckimberlycook) February 26, 2014

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Feb 19

February 19, 2014

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Web Design: 20 Hottest Trends to Watch Out for in 2014

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Feb 19

February 19, 2014

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In The Newsroom

Summary: This week’s readings detailed the different roles of data journalism, interactive data, and data-based graphics in different newsrooms across the country. While some organizations are at the forefront of data journalism and interactive content–having fully dedicated departments and promoting collaboration among teams–others are still struggling to find their place in the digital news scene. Questions: Should journalism programs put more emphasis on design skills? When it comes to school, should data journalism be a new, separate class? Or should…

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