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Data Journalism Webinar

Columbia Journalism School Announces New Fall Data Journalism Webinar Series

The Columbia Journalism School is hosting its second Fall Data Journalism Webinar Series for aspiring J-school students interested in learning more about the themes covered in the three-semester M.S. data program.

The new sessions, conducted by the School’s renowned faculty, will cover immigration, public data, how to use Twitter API for reporting and investigating across borders.


December 5, 2018
11:00 AM -12:00 PM ET

Data Journalism: Twitter API

How do you gather information on 800 Twitter accounts quickly to find stories in the public interest? Priyanjana Bengani, Tow Center fellow and a graduate of the M.S. dual degree in Computer Science and Journalism, will provide future data journalism students with an overview of how to use the Twitter API to inform reporting. 

Host: Priyanjana Bengani, Tow Center Fellow and a graduate of the duel-degree in Journalism and Computer Science, is focused on research at the intersection of journalism and computation.

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November 28, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

EN ESPAÑOL: Cómo investigar con datos a través de fronteras

¿Todavía piensa que en su país no existen suficientes datos accesibles para investigar? Acompáñenos en el próximo webinar en Español en el que compartiremos técnicas y recursos para encontrar datos relevantes en cualquier rincón del planeta con la profesora Giannina Segnini, directora de la maéstria de periodismo de datos.

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November 14, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM ET

Data Journalism Across Borders 

Giannina Segnini, award-winning journalist and director of M.S. Data Journalism, will review how to use data to report across geographies. This webinar is for aspiring data journalism students interested in global data reporting techniques.

Host: Giannina Segnini, director of M.S. Data Journalism Program.

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October 17, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Data Journalism & Immigration 

Sarah Stillman, investigative journalist and staff writer for The New Yorker, will discuss her recent story "When Deportation is a Death Sentence" about the number of immigrants that have been deported and have faced violence when sent back to their home countries. Stillman is also building the first-ever searchable database of "deaths-by-deportation," a project sponsored by the School's Brown Institute For Media Innovation Magic Grants.

Host: Sarah Stillman, director of Global Migration Postgraduate Fellowship Project.

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October 9, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Introduction To Public Data

Led by Mark Hansen, this webinar is designed for aspiring data journalism students who want to learn where to find data and how to use data to answer hard questions about who we are and how we live. 

Host: Mark Hansen, data journalism faculty and director of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation.

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This series was created by the M.S. Data Journalism faculty to help future students understand the power of using data and computation to inform deeply reported investigative stories in the public interest.