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The Data Journalism Handbook
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When you combine the sheer scale and range of digital information now available with a journalist’s "nose for news" and her ability to tell a compelling story, a new world of possibility opens up. With The Data Journalism Handbook, you’ll explore the potential, limits, and applied uses of this new and fascinating field.

This valuable handbook has attracted scores of contributors since the European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation launched the project at MozFest 2011. Through a collection of tips and techniques from leading journalists, professors, software developers, and data analysts, you’ll learn how data can be either the source of data journalism or a tool with which the story is told—or both.

Table of Contents
Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: In The Newsroom
Chapter 3: Case Studies
Chapter 4: Getting Data
Chapter 5: Understanding Data
Chapter 6: Delivering Data

Subject:
Journalism
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Jonathan Gray
Lucy Chambers
Date Added:
06/12/2020
Documentary Photography and Photo Journalism: Still Images of A World In Motion, Spring 2016
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Designed to increase students' understanding of, appreciation for, and ability to do documentary photography and photojournalism. Each three-hour class is divided between a discussion of issues and readings, and a group critique of students' projects. Students must have their own photographic equipment and be responsible for processing and printing: either by student or commercial lab. Students must show basic proficiency with their equipment. Readings include Susan Sontag, Robert Coles, Ken Light, Eugene Richards, and others. Previous photographic experience required.

Subject:
Journalism
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Colen, B. D.
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Great Power Military Intervention, Fall 2013
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This course examines systematically, and comparatively, great and middle power military interventions, and candidate military interventions, into civil wars from the 1990s to the present. These civil wars did not easily fit into the traditional category of vital interest. These interventions may therefore tell us something about broad trends in international politics including the nature of unipolarity, the erosion of sovereignty, the security implications of globalization, and the nature of modern western military power.

Subject:
Journalism
Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Peterson, Roger
Posen, Barry
Date Added:
01/01/2013
Journalism Skills
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The topics for these six new modules were chosen after extensive consultation with our undergraduate faculty members.

The teaching that takes place in these modules is of two kinds:

Technical training that can be returned to several times over the space of a journalism curriculum so that learning outputs are reinforced.
Areas in which our students present the greatest divergence in competency—for example, some students enter university with solid numeracy skills, while others are unable to calculate a percentage change. Given the unevenness of knowledge from one student to the next, we concluded that the most effective and efficient way for students to learn these skills was at their own pace through self-paced and interactive online learning modules, rather than simply being expected to keep up with their peers in a lecture hall or lab.
These six modules can be used as stand-alone learning objects, or provided as a “set” of modules to enhance an introductory level course provided as a hybrid model. Each of the modules’ primary topics will be addressed in three to five minute videos that situate the learning outcomes in the journalism context. In each case, the end of the video begins a formative, self-assessment phase by asking the student to problem solve. Next, multiple-choices and true-false quizzes deliver more formative assessment, offering tips and full solution options.

Modules cover:

1) Grammar and Syntax
2) Analytics for Journalism
3) Front-end Development for Journalists
4) Spreadsheets for Journalists
5) Math for Journalists
6) INews

Subject:
Journalism
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Gavin Adamson
Lisa Taylor
Ryerson University
Date Added:
11/25/2020
Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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This is the first edition of a modular open textbook designed for entrepreneurial journalism, media innovation, and related courses. This book has been undergoing student and faculty testing and open review in fall 2017. Feedback has been implemented in Version 1.0 and will continue to be implemented in Version 2.0 (ETA spring 2018). An accompanying handbook will include additional activities, ancillary materials and faculty resources on media innovation for instructors.

Subject:
Communication
Journalism
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Edited by Michelle Ferrier and Elizabeth Mays
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Media, Society, Culture and You
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Media, Society, Culture, and You is an approachable introductory Mass Communication text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts including "digital culture." It discusses various media platforms and how they are evolving as Information and Communication Technologies change.

This book has been peer-reviewed by 6 subject experts and is now available for adoption or adaptation. If you plan to adopt or adapt this open textbook, please let us know by filling out our adoption form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIj_Te3hiuJL7cKaofhhUHuDz3_hlVXg6Wg1IPcDZoH2pRrg/viewform?usp=sf_link).

You can view the book's Review Statement (https://press.rebus.community/mscy/back-matter/review-statement/) for more information about reviewers and the review process. An Accessibility Assessment (https://press.rebus.community/mscy/back-matter/accessibility-assessment/) for this is book has also been prepared to see how this book meets accessibility standards.

Subject:
Communication
Journalism
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Mark Poepsel
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Principles and Practice of Science Communication, Spring 2006
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Develop skills as science communicators through projects and analysis of theoretical principles. Case studies explore the emergence of popular science communication over the past two centuries and consider the relationships among authors, audiences and media. Project topics are identified early in the term and students work with MIT Museum staff. Projects may include physical exhibits, practical demonstrations, or scripts for public programs.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Journalism
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Durant, John
Date Added:
01/01/2006
The Science Essay, Spring 2009
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" The science essay uses science to think about the human condition; it uses humanistic thinking to reflect on the possibilities and limits of science and technology. In this class we read and practice writing science essays of varied lengths and purposes. We will read a wide variety of science essays, ranging across disciplines, both to learn more about this genre and to inspire your own writing. This semester's reading centers on "The Dark Side," with essays ranging from Alan Lightman's "Prisoner of the Wired World" through Robin Marantz Henig's cautionary account of nano-technology ("Our Silver-Coated Future") to David Quammen's investigation of diseases that jump from animals to humans ("Deadly Contact")."

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Journalism
Educational Technology
Ecology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Boiko, Karen
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Small Wonders: Staying Alive, Spring 2007
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This course closely examines a coherent set of short texts and/or visual works. The selections may be the shorter works of one or more authors (poems, short stories or novellas), or short films and other visual media. Additionally, we will focus on formal issues and thematic meditations around the title of the course "Staying Alive." Content varies from semester to semester.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Journalism
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hildebidle, John
Date Added:
01/01/2007
Social Attitudes and Public Opinion
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This course examines the nature of attitudes, beliefs, and values, and the influences which indiviudals' attitudes have upon their behavior. Various theories of attitude organization and attitude change are discussed, and the development of social attitudes is explored by examining the differential impact of the family, the educational system, the mass media, and the general social environment. The changing content of public opinion over time and its relationship to the political system are also discussed.

Subject:
Communication
Journalism
Management
Political Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Syllabus
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ph.D.
Professor Michael Milburn
Date Added:
04/25/2019
The Web, Publishing, and Ourselves
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What happens to content in an era where the vast majority of publishing and reading happens on the Internet? What happens to us, as producers and consumers of the content? This book is a guide to thinking about the relationship between technology and the publishing industry, but in doing so, it offers a critical examination of the ways in which technologies are shaping our personal lives and the way we structure our society.

Table of Contents:
1. The Evolution of the Web
2. The Web Changes Things and We Change the Web
3. Internet Business Models
4. Data Privacy and Surveillance Capitalism
5. Copyright
6. Distribution and Discovery
7. Digital close reading: Humans Reading Digitally
8. Digital Distant Reading: Machines reading text

Subject:
Journalism
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Juan Pablo Alperin
Sophie Mackenzie
Date Added:
11/24/2020
Writing Fabulous Features
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"Writing Fabulous Features" teaches the art and craft of feature writing to help readers learning to write non-fiction with flair.

Table of Contents:
I. Uncovering the Magic of Features
1. Getting Started
2. Finding Ideas
3. Finding Your Focus
4. Types of Features
5. Research
6. Spotlight On: Todd Jones

II. Interviewing
7. Let's Interview
8. Interviewing Basics
9. Relating to sources
10. Questions and Answers

III. Writing to be Read
11. Outlining
12. Writing it Out
13. Writing with Anecdotes
14. Writing the Lede
15. Crafting the Nut
16. Body Building
17. Writing to the End
18. The Touch Test
19. Spotlight on: Ted Conover

IV. Revising and Being Read
20. To See Again
21. Editors
22. Is it Ethical?
23. Time for Tips

V. Learning Features from the Experts
24. Learning Features with Owen Daugherty
25. Learning Features with Monica DeMeglio
26. Learning Features with Lori Kurtzman
27. Learning Features with Kristen Schmidt
28. Learning Features with Jeff Trimble
Feature Examples

Subject:
Journalism
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Nicole Kraft
Date Added:
11/25/2020
Writing and Experience: Crossing Borders, Fall 2010
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In this era of globalization, many of us have multi- or bi-cultural, multilingual or bilingual backgrounds, and even if we don't have such a background, we need urgently to understand the experiences of people who do. You will very likely work outside the United States at some point in your future; you will almost certainly work with people who speak more than one language, whose ancestry or origins are in a country other than the U.S., who have crossed borders of nation, language, culture, class to amalgamate into the large and diverse culture that is America. In this class we will read the personal narratives of bilingual and bicultural writers, some of whom have struggled to assimilate, others of whom have celebrated their own contributions to a culture of diversity. You will write four personal essays of your own for the class, each of which will receive workshop discussion in class and response from me; you will then revise the essays to polish them for possible publication. One of your essays will be an investigative one, where you will focus on a subject of your choice, investigate it thoroughly, and then write with authority about it. The process of the class will encourage you to both improve your writing significantly and gain a greater understanding of experiences of people who are in some way like you as well as those who are in some way different.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Journalism
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Faery, Rebecca Blevins
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Writing for Electronic Media
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Welcome to Writing for Electronic Media, an OER textbook. OER stands for Open Educational Resource, which means it’s free for all who access. Since it is electronic, I will do what I can to keep it updated with the changing media. People’s viewing habits are changing as they migrate to mobile sources, social media, and kitten videos.Television News is still a dominant #1 source, and radio is still the safest way to stay informed in your car. Hopefully, you already have some journalism background. This book does not teach the who, what, when, where, why, and how of reporting; its goal is to teach how to present the journalism you already know via electronic media, primarily television.

Table of Contents
1. The Newsroom
2. Leads
3. Common Mistakes
4. Interviewing
5. VOs
6. VOSOTs
7. PKGs
8. Producing
9. Teases and Promos
10. Live Shots
11. Social Media
12. Working With Photographers
13. Radio
14. Sports
15. Motivation and Ethics
16. The Job Market

Subject:
Communication
Journalism
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Brian Champagne
Date Added:
06/12/2020