Data Journalism and Media Standards - Revised
Learn how data can be used in journalism, and explore issues concerning journalistic rights as well as the way investigative journalism is conducted.
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In this course you will learn how data, on a wide variety of subjects, can be used in journalism and transformed into user-friendly informative content. You will learn about accessing and obtaining data, by methods and tools such as: Freedom of Information requests, Web scraping, Cache searches, HTML and Mailing lists. You will learn techniques for making journalistic data presentations more understandable, by cleansing data and managing variables.
In addition in this course, you will learn about the role of the free press in society. You will study arguments for and against free speech, government regulations, restrictions, licensing and censorship. You will explore questions such as: "who watches the watchers?" and learn about the principles and standards used by journalists and media organisations on and off-line. Controversial issues concerning transparency, privacy and human rights, are discussed in an international context.
In this free course Learn how data can be used in journalism, and explore issues concerning journalistic rights as well as the way investigative journalism is conducted. These lessons will be of great benefit to media professionals, and to any student who would like to learn more about the skills required for working as a professional journalist. So, check out the course today, and bring your journalistic skills to the next level.Start Course Now
Module 1: Data Journalism
Data Journalism - Learning Outcomes
What is Data Journalism?
Data Journalism - Lesson Summary
Module 2: Rights and Obligations in Journalism
Rights and Obligations in Journalism - Learning Outcomes
The Free Press
Free Press Framework
Responsibilities of Journalists
Rights and Obligations in Journalism - Lesson Summary
Module 3: New Media and Journalism
New Media and Journalism - Learning Outcomes
Blogs and Citizen Journalists
New Media and Journalism - Lesson Summary
Having studied this course you will be able to:
- List the three key main concepts for understanding data
- Explain the use of data in journalism
- Summarise the four main obstacles to the use of data in journalism
- Describe how to access and request data
- Outline the responsibilities of the free press, in a free society
- Explain which rights are essential for journalists to be able to do their jobs
- Discuss the issue of ethics in journalism
- Explain how journalism enhances civil society
- List the nine types of Freedom of Information exemptions
- Outline how to produce investigative journalism to international standards
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