Tag: data

by Mike Reilley

Let’s start with some analysis of why I chose seven ways to incorporate data journalism into your classes. I’m Irish, and it’s my lucky number. It was my basketball jersey number, and it’s the exact number of pints of Harp I can drink before falling off a barstool. But seriously, data, like writing a clever […] more »

by Derek Willis

Interviewing is a skill. I’ve heard this repeatedly as a college student, at journalism conferences and in newsrooms. Not all of us are born with the ability to form penetrating questions or to extract crucial details from sources. Like any skill, interviewing takes practice and preparation. The same is true for interviewing data. Journalists who […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

I rarely have to sell my students on what I’m teaching them. They’ve worked hard to get accepted into a highly competitive major, and they’re here because they want to learn. But that all changes when we get to my week on data. The grumbles and eyerolls abound. I feel like I can read some […] more »

by Amy Eisman

Like many of you, I embrace the guide-on-the-side model for teaching vs. the sage-on-the-stage version. That’s why each spring, about five weeks into the semester, my Writing and Editing for Convergent Media course at American University transforms from a classroom into a newsroom, complete with assigned roles, Google spreadsheets, closed Facebook groups and ethical issues […] more »

by Cathy O'Neil

This all began at Joe’s Coffee on the Columbia University campus one morning last spring. Mark Hansen was then teaching journalism students who didn’t know much about data or computing. I was working with engineers and skilled data people, who didn’t understand how important storytelling is to problem-solving, especially because different choices, which might seem minute […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Biz Stone: Twitter must ‘make bold choices to survive with the times’ (Harrison Weber / VentureBeat) 2. Exclusive: Automattic seeking to raise more than $100 million (Erin Griffith / Fortune) 3. We are drowning in data about readers and attention, but which metrics really matter? You won’t like the answer (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) […] more »

by Eric Newton

The best journalism school in America is … Pennsylvania State. Scratch that: It’s Columbia University. No, wait. It’s the University of North Carolina. Sorry, I meant to say Arizona State … errr … Missouri … ahhh … Northwestern. Correction, it’s the University of Georgia. No, it isn’t. The best journalism school in America is … […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Last year, I predicted content would be king in 2013. And, though some may argue over the quality of some of what passed for content, especially in the “content marketing” or “native advertising” realms, that was largely the case. This year, 2014, in the business of digital media, trends that have already foreshadowed will continue: […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle, Sarah Harkins, Laura Davison, Teddy Nykiel. This week the RJI Futures Lab examines how complex interactive data sets could be built into stories; hear why the experience around consuming news matters and explore what the future holds for the evening newscast format. PART 1: Integrating data apps into stories […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Olga Kyle, Reuben Stern, Laura Davison, Teddy Nykiel. This week the RJI Futures Lab explores how better use of analytics and user data could help newsrooms improve their coverage and connect with audiences. PART 1: THINKING MORE LIKE MARKETERS Most news organizations track things like page views and unique visitors. But more sophisticated […] more »