Workbook – Digital Journalism 2

During this second semester, I will be keeping a weekly workbook about what I am learning in the module Digital Journalism 2, so here it is for you to see if you are interested.

WEEK 1 – Jan. 28th

Morning:

  • Meeting in the newsroom with all the lecturers to talk about the second semester

WEEK 2 – Feb. 4th

Morning:

  • Learning how to analyze data in order to create a story
  • Example of a video about World War II that showed statistics

Afternoon:

  • Overview of the work we will be doing during this semester
  • Talked about assessment 80% for one part 20% for the other
  • Visit website lynda.com
  • Creation of a graphic

WEEK 3 – Feb. 11th

Morning:

  • Discussion about the homework (analyze infographics about State Of The Union speeches)
  • Data terminology
  • Average, mean, median, mode

WEEK 4 – Feb. 18th

Morning:

  • Discussion about the homework (listen to the FT discussion between Sarah O’Connor and Tim Harford)
  • Presentation about data developing and data stories

Afternoon:

  • Excel Workshop

WEEK 5 – Feb. 25th

Morning:

  • Data presentation by George a lecturer from School of Engineering
  • Michael showed us how to find data sets

Afternoon:

  • Excel Workshop

WEEK 6 – Mar. 4th

Morning:

  • Discussion about the homework (find a dataset for our assessment project)
  • FightHoax presentation by Valandis Zotos

WEEK 7 – Mar. 11th

Morning:

  • Discussion about our datasets ideas for the assessment project
  • Looking for stories on Facebook with the Team 1 to analyse on FightHoax

Afternoon:

  • Meeting with Ryerson University (Toronto) and talk about the collaboration between the two universities (LSBU and Ryerson)

WEEK 8 – Mar. 18th

Morning:

  • Discussion about the incident that happened in New Zealand, and what we are supposed to do if we are the editor of a newspaper as something similar happens: how to describe the incident, what we are allowed to publish…
  • Pitching of our datasets ideas for the assessment project. I am currently working on the question “Is tourism in the UK affected by Brexit?” : For now it’s easy for people from Europeans countries to travel to the UK as we don’t need visas, but in case of Brexit, it won’t be possible anymore, so we can think that tourism rates will decrease due to that. Therefore we can wonder what impact Brexit would have on tourism, and do economy will be affected by that?
  • Working on FightHoax, analyzing facebook articles.

Afternoon:

  • Workshop on the software Adobe InDesign, learning how to use it in order to create an inphographic.