Sep 21, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MCO 373 Evidence-based Reporting and Data Visualization

3 Credit(s)


Proficiency with gathering, analyzing and visualizing data is essential in journalism today. Equally critical is the ability to use those data to serve the public interest by engaging audiences in ways that help them understand information and facts contextually and accurately. This course introduces students to using data as sources and to “interviewing” datasets using quantitative analysis and data visualization tools. This course will start with building the fundamental skills needed to find and use data in basic news stories and beat reporting. Students will use those skills to become familiar with how to use publicly available datasets to shape the story so it can be pitched, developed and published. Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in MCO 273