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57193 Data and Computational Journalism

Requisite(s): 57083 Advanced Journalism
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject prepares students to practice and engage with the reporting, analytical and academic opportunities and challenges presented by data and computational journalism. Placing an emphasis on advanced reporting, the subject develops skills and methods of inquiry using data visualisation, spreadsheets, computer-assisted reporting and machine learning to complement text, audio and visual mediums. The guiding ethos is that such tools are the servants of high-end journalism. Students use real-time analytics, advanced audience tools and market research methods to produce, track and develop stories. They engage with legal, ethical and regulatory issues in the field. This subject requires that students rapidly develop a working knowledge of information discovery and retrieval and basic numerical and data organisational tools and employ these in developing stories.

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