Teaching News Design and Data Visualization

Rebecca Katherine Britt

Abstract


News Design and Data Visualization is an upper level undergraduate course that combines the role that data has to deliver information to the public, informed with the visual practice of design and writing. The course is part of a news editing sequence in the department and reflects an emphasis on the importance of data analysis as students develop an understanding to use and build on basic data literacy skills with computational data sets paired with design and writing. As journalism careers are increasingly requiring students to develop and integrate these skills, this class seeks to build on these skills and help students devleop portfolio pieces for their professional careers.

Keywords


college courses; higher education; news editing; data journalism; journalism

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