- The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is launching a new English-language MOOC, "Data-Driven Journalism: The Basics."
- Unlike the Knight Center's previous MOOCs, this one is taught by a team of five experts from The New York Times, ProPublica, NPR and the Houston Chronicle.
- Running from Aug. 12 to Sep. 16, the course will feature a different instructor covering a different topic each week, beginning with an intro to data-driven journalism and concluding with how to bring data to life.
From the article:
... "It is a privilege for us to count on this excellent team of experts in data-driven journalism to help people around the world learn about this new genre of reporting that takes advantage of the huge number of data sets that are available everywhere," said professor Rosental Alves, founder and director of the Knight Center at the University of Texas at Austin. "Experts in data journalism from leading news organizations like The New York Times, Propublica, NPR and the Houston Chronicle will share their knowledge and skills in this massive online course." ...