Agenda for June 25 (This week)
- Introduction to class purpose
- Go over syllabus
- How to look for data on your beat — an overview (also, thinking about clients, never too early)
- Introductions – Professor and students
- What is data?
- What is the importance of cleaning data?
- Classwork exercise, together: Clean up basic facts you filled out in the form, to get consistency across data points
Assignments for July 2 (Next week)
- Enter a visualization or data story you would like to discuss in this spreadsheet. The link can always be found on the left-hand side of this site as well:
- Read the two blogs we are to keep up with each week — Flowing Data and Source, linked at left.
- Clean up the Excel spreadsheet with our class’ info, which you received via email and mail it back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fill out the introductory survey if you haven’t already, the link is in your email.
- Watch http://datajournalism.stanford.edu/. All the chapters. It should be about an hour. Then write me at least 500 words (and no more than 1,000) with a reaction to the video — things that were new to you, what you might like to try to do yourself, cited pieces or ideas you found particularly inspiring, and/or questions you have. Send that to email@example.com.
- As you engage with your beat in the newsroom, keep your eyes open for data, start thinking about a related project.