Data journalism in the university: Making the paradigm shift
*Moderated by Brant Houston, University of Illinois
Experienced teachers offer recommendations on how to construct a sensible and practical syllabus, how to integrate it into a curriculum, how to keep up with the profession, and how to being in adjuncts when the current professors can't teach it.
This session is good for: Anyone teaching part-time or full-time or planning to.
Meredith Broussard is an assistant professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University and the author of Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World. Her research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good. Follow her on Twitter @merbroussard or contact her via meredithbroussard.com.
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois. Before Illinois he was executive director of IRE for more than a decade after 17 years as an award-winning investigative reporter in U.S. newsrooms. He is author of "Data for Journalists: A Practical Guide to Computer-Assisted Reporting" and co-author of "The Investigative Reporter's Handbook." He works with nonprofit newsrooms and co-founded INN and GIJN.
Matt Waite is a professor of practice in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He teaches courses in data journalism, web development and the intersection of storytelling and technology. From 2007-2011, he was a programmer/journalist for the St. Petersburg Times where he developed the Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact. Prior to that he was an award winning investigative reporter. @mattwaite
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