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Released: “Teaching Data and Computational Journalism”

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Cheryl Phillips and I just published a report called “Teaching Data and Computational Journalism.” It covers a lot of ground. We surveyed the course offerings of accredited journalism schools in the U.S. to see where and how data and computational skills were being taught. The results were pretty grim: roughly half teach no data skills at all, and half of the schools that do teach data are only teaching at the most basic level. We hope that this snapshot establishes the importance of taking data and computational instruction and research more seriously. To that end, we also offer a set of model curricula and institutional recommendations to help schools move forward.

The report is available online through GitBooks:

https://www.gitbook.com/book/columbiajournalism/teaching-data-computational-journalism

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Public Radio Map

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Publicradiomap shows the ranges of the nation’s public radio stations. There are some striking omissions (WFMU) and equally strange inclusions (my college radio station, WCBN), but overall it’s a great way to make the ‘waves spatial and concrete.

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