The Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong is offering a five-week course on the fundamentals of data journalism starting 4 April, in partnership with the Google News Lab and top news organisations in Asia.
The course will introduce the latest tools in data acquisition, analysis, interpretation and visualisation as well as how to integrate these skills to tell compelling stories.
Professors will include Simon Rogers, data Editor at News Lab at Google; Yolanda Ma, Co-founder and editor at Data Journalism China; Jonathan Stray, data scientist, journalist and Fellow at Columbia University; Francesca Valsecchi, assistant professor at College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University, and Irene Jay Liu, enterprise correspondent at Thompson Reuters.
Students will be asked to contribute local examples as well as data sources in local languages and will earn a free certificate for the course by completing all required assignments. Those who complete the course project will get an exclusive chance to showcase their work on our website as well as receive expert critique by instructors.
To see a full overview of the course and instructors, click here.
To register for the course, follow these steps:
Wait for a confirmation in your email indicating that your account has been created. If you do not receive this, please check your spam folder.
You will be taken to the homepage of the course. We recommend you bookmark this page and mooc.jmsc.hku.hk for easy access to the course later.