Data Journalism
Cindy Royal, Ph.D.
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Texas State University
cindyroyal.com
Find ...
Realities
• Computers will be a part of any media career and most
other careers
• Social media is not just something you d...
Data Projects
• TXStateofChange.com
Data Projects
HTML/CSS, Drupal, JQuery, VIDI,
Google Chart Tools, ManyEyes,
HighCharts.com, Google Earth
and various visua...
Data Projects
Mobile
• SXTXStories.com
Mobile
Hackathon
Graduate Curriculum
• Issues in New Media
• Online Media Design
• Advanced Online Media
• Content Management
Systems
Radical Curriculum Proposal
• Flip the curriculum. Teach digital, integrate traditional skills.
• Curriculum must include:...
Radical Curriculum Proposal
• Journalism is a specialized used of many fields
• Computer Science ≠ Web Development
• Desig...
Radical Curriculum Proposal
• If we don’t move aggressively and efficiently toward this:
• Journalism curricula will incre...
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Data Journalism, AEJMC 2013

  1. 1. Data Journalism Cindy Royal, Ph.D. School of Journalism and Mass Communication Texas State University cindyroyal.com Find this presentation at slideshare.net/cindyroyal
  2. 2. Realities • Computers will be a part of any media career and most other careers • Social media is not just something you do for fun. • People will get information in a variety of embedded and atmospheric ways. • Data, data everywhere. • Game dynamics will inform storytelling. • Things change. Rapidly.
  3. 3. Data Projects • TXStateofChange.com
  4. 4. Data Projects HTML/CSS, Drupal, JQuery, VIDI, Google Chart Tools, ManyEyes, HighCharts.com, Google Earth and various visual tools to work with multimedia including Photoshop, iMovie, Premiere Pro and Final Cut
  5. 5. Data Projects
  6. 6. Mobile • SXTXStories.com
  7. 7. Mobile Hackathon
  8. 8. Graduate Curriculum • Issues in New Media • Online Media Design • Advanced Online Media • Content Management Systems
  9. 9. Radical Curriculum Proposal • Flip the curriculum. Teach digital, integrate traditional skills. • Curriculum must include: • Programming concepts • Web design and development • Mobile Development • Data and data visualization • Programming for content management systems
  10. 10. Radical Curriculum Proposal • Journalism is a specialized used of many fields • Computer Science ≠ Web Development • Design is a key element in being able to communicate effectively • Data, data, data • Knowledge of statistics also important • Need for different teaching methods • Reach different audiences • Rise of learn-to-code movement • Jobs for people with these skills!!!
  11. 11. Radical Curriculum Proposal • If we don’t move aggressively and efficiently toward this: • Journalism curricula will increasingly grow irrelevant • Someone else - another department, organization – is going to fill that space • Students won’t have the 21st century communication skills they need to be successful in their careers • Communication is two-way - connecting and sharing. And providing meaning to data and information. This needs to be the foundation of any media curriculum.

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