2020 - Spring: Elective Reporting Topics: Coding for Journalists

Course Number: JOUR-UA 204, section 1

Day & Time: Mon | 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Location: 20 Cooper Square, room 659

Instructor: Charles Seife

Syllabus: Download

Prerequisites: Journalistic Inquiry JOUR-UA 101

“News is what somebody does not want you to print. All the rest is advertising.”

Data and documents can help you see through lies and to expose facts that certain people would rather keep hidden. This course is designed to give you the computer savvy to capture, extract, and manipulate data through computer tools — as well as giving you a reasonable knowledge of how to use the programming language Python.

Notes: Counts as an elective for the journalism major and both journalism minors.