2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

JNM 311 - Data-Driven Journalism and Infographics

Infographics (short for informational graphics) are a unique communications format characterized by illustration and the use of typography to communicate an assortment of facts to the reader. Data-driven journalism is a convergent journalism technique that involves mining publicly available databases and other documents for content that forms the basis of reportage. This class teaches students the theory and practice of data-driven journalism and infographics design. While the form originated in magazines, today infographics can be found in print, broadcast, and web-based journalism, advertising and public relations, corporate communications and promotional materials. Interactive infographics are particularly popular on websites as are infographics that allow for the crowd-sourcing of data. This class studies infographics and data-driven journalism as digital communications genres and gives students the opportunity to create their own infographics based upon existing data-sets that they mine as their own original reporting and research.

1 semester 3 credits