Data Journalism Concentration, Journalism (MA)

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The concentration in Data Journalism at DePaul focuses on reporting stories through data and non-linear storytelling. It enables students to cover many of our major social problems—crime, poverty, access to health care, homelessness, and various forms of abuse—through social science reporting, data mining and visualization. The concentration's objectives are to find and report important stories by integrating classic journalistic values of fairness, balance and impartiality with the values of digitalization and open-source culture. Graduates will be prepared to find jobs in the rapidly growing marketplace of publications that combine journalism and cutting-edge technology. Students must take two core courses (8 credits) and two elective courses (8 credits).

Core Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
Students must take 2 core courses.8
DATA JOURNALISM
JOURNALISM BY NUMBERS

Elective Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select two of the following:8
PLACES, HUMANITIES AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
MULTIMEDIA NEWS PRODUCTION
MULTI-PLATFORM NEWS EDITING
ONLINE NEWS BUREAU
JOURNALISM & FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE NEWS
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING
DATA ANALYSIS AND REGRESSION (FORMERLY CSC 423)
DATABASE PROCESSING FOR LARGE-SCALE ANALYTICS (FORMERLY CSC 455)
DATA VISUALIZATION (FORMERLY CSC 465)
SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS (FORMERLY CSC 495)
STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS