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Data Journalism Concentration

The concentration in Data Journalism at DePaul focuses on reporting stories through data and non-linear storytelling. It enables students to cover many of our major social problems—crime, poverty, access to health care, homelessness, and various forms of abuse—through social science reporting, data mining and visualization. The concentration's objectives are to find and report important stories by integrating classic journalistic values of fairness, balance and impartiality with the values of digitalization and open-source culture. Graduates will be prepared to find jobs in the rapidly growing marketplace of publications that combine journalism and cutting-edge technology. Students must take two core courses (8 credits) and two elective courses (8 credits).

Core Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
Students must take 2 core courses.8
JOUR 520
DATA JOURNALISM
JOUR 531
JOURNALISM BY NUMBERS

Elective Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select two of the following:8
GEO 440
PLACES, HUMANITIES AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
GEO 441
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
GEO 442
GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
JOUR 504
MULTIMEDIA NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 522
MULTI-PLATFORM NEWS EDITING
JOUR 529
ONLINE NEWS BUREAU
JOUR 533
JOURNALISM & FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
JOUR 542
SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE NEWS
CSC 401
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING
DSC 423
DATA ANALYSIS AND REGRESSION (FORMERLY CSC 423)
DSC 450
DATABASE PROCESSING FOR LARGE-SCALE ANALYTICS (FORMERLY CSC 455)
DSC 465
DATA VISUALIZATION (FORMERLY CSC 465)
DSC 480
SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS (FORMERLY CSC 495)
IT 403
STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS

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