July 14, 2024 July 26, 2024
Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly SLO - San Luis Obispo, CA
Learn the fundamental skills of data journalism by collecting and organizing information to create eye-catching and impactful visualizations to explore and share the data. The growth of digital media
and technology have facilitated the collection and storing of data. Whereas traditional journalism features personal interviews and experience, data journalism uses analysis and visualization techniques to share stories and information. In this course, students will gain data skills by investigating themselves.
Topics you'll explore
There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During the week two students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).
Hands on Learning
See how personalized information is gathered in a trip to a Cal Poly eye-tracking and game-development laboratory. Guest speaker and Politico data editor talks about how he gathers data and creates data visualizations used by millions.