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Data Journalism and Media Standards

Learn how data can be used in journalism, and explore issues concerning journalistic rights as well as the way investigative journalism is conducted.

Publisher: NPTEL
In this free online course in Data Journalism and Media Standards will teach you about how data can be used in journalism, explore issues concerning journalistic rights and obligations and examine how new forms of media have influenced investigative journalism. How do journalists handle data, and what are journalistic rights and obligations? Start learning with this short course today, and bring your journalistic skills to the next level.
Data Journalism and Media Standards
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Students

    3,285
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Outcome

Certification

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Description

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.

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