A New Curriculum for a New Journalism: Adding Basic Data, Visualization and Digital Storytelling to Journalism Courses (N303-14)
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS SEMINAR ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.
There is a stunning amount of data available to journalists these days and it’s growing exponentially.
Young journalists who will soon blaze trails need training now, to help them harness the tremendous possibilities at this intersection of technology and news.
Understanding basic data and digital storytelling can make journalists into better storytellers—but only if they learn to innovate and to become truly skilled at interpreting data, creating databases, mapping, charting, visualization and presenting information in the most usable forms.
These are the expectations of modern audiences.
This three-day seminar at Poynter will take the discussion about infusing multimedia storytelling into a curriculum to a higher level. Building on years of great conversation around the evolution of journalism curriculum—new reporting tools, new platforms and the ethical principles that need to guide journalistic decisions in a 24/7 news environment.
YOU WILL LEARN:
- How an understanding of data and code gives journalists a true reporting and career edge
- What’s missing from your curriculum and how to encourage change
- How to transform your curriculum in the way that best prepares your students
- How to balance core values while incorporating new techniques
- How technology can be used in the classroom to streamline process and set examples
- What graduating students need to know to get (and keep) a great job
Who Will Benefit:
Affiliate, Visual Journalism
Senior Faculty, Broadcast and Online
Assistant Professor, Medill, Northwestern University
Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Center for Journalism Ethics, University of Wisconsin - Madison