2017 - Fall

Computational Journalism – Collaboration with ProPublica

Course Number: JOUR-GA 1182

Day & Time: Tuesday, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Rm 652

Instructors: Tom Jennings, Meredith Broussard

By application only – To apply, please complete the following form by April 20th: https://goo.gl/forms/LWXD5IGi0D6CBD0i1

This is a course and practicum in data journalism and long-form project reporting. Accepted students will learn collaborative investigative reporting techniques and study the process behind the creation of large computational reporting projects. The heart of the class will be working as a group to contribute to an active journalistic investigation being conducted by ProPublica, the online newsroom renowned for its in-depth, long-form investigative reporting. Our team will work with ProPublica journalists to help report and research an on-going project. As well, our team members will develop data and content to be produced as digital interactives to be considered by ProPublica for publication on its website or with one of its many partners, e.g. The New York Times and PBS Frontline. Pitches for relevant individual stories or creating new digital platforms for ProPublica will be considered.

This practicum is designed for graduate students to pull together skills they have learned and apply them in a real-world experience. Admission is by consent of the instructors and will be based on a brief written statement of your background and interest in investigative reporting. Students from all tracks of study are encouraged to apply; the team approach requires a variety of interests and may accommodate different levels of experience.