Data Journalism Webinar Series Announced

The Columbia Journalism School announces a data journalism webinar series for aspiring data students. The school recently unveiled a Master of Science in Data Journalism expanding its existing data journalism offering to better equip the next generation of data journalism leaders.

Members of the school’s award-winning data and computation experts will lead the webinars. 


Investigating Government Corruption with Open Data
Monday, November 6, 2017 3-4PM ET
Giannina Segnini, director of M.S. in Data Journalism
To Register:

The Director of the Master of Science in Data Journalism Giannina Segnini will host a webinar on how data journalism is used to investigate corruption and organized crime. Segnini will also provide an overview of the data journalism curriculum and will cover other topics including:

-High-level overview of how to use international databases
-Hear from cross-borders data fellows about their recent work
-Learn how the data degree curriculum prepares aspiring journalists to use data for journalism in the public interest

Data Visualization 
Thursday, November 9, 2017  2:30-3:30PM ET
Susan McGregor, Assistant Prof. and Assistant Director of Tow Center for Digital Journalism
To Register:

Participate in a Data Visualization webinar with Professor McGregor who will provide an overview of how to visualize data and information for storytelling. 

Other data faculty at the school include:

Emily Bell - Founding director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a leading thinker, commentator and strategist on digital journalism.

Mark Hansen – Director of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation known for his expertise at the intersection of computation, journalism and innovation.

Benjamin Lesser – Adjunct professor and investigative journalist focused on computer-assisted reporting.

Olga Pierce – Adjunct professor, previously deputy data editor at ProPublica.

Jonathan Stray – Computational journalist with a dual masters in computer science and journalism, and author of The Curious Journalist’s Guide to Data.

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