Essential data journalism skills: A conversation with three data journalists

I had an informative Twitter conversation with three data journalists about the skills needed for a journalism graduate to land a data reporting job, how J-Schools can teach data skills, and how to learn those skills.

The three journalists are Cheryl Phillips (@cephillips), data enterprise editor at The Seattle Times; Stephen Stirling (@SStirling), data reporter for the Star-Ledger in New Jersey; and Derek Willis (@derekwillis), interactive news developer at New York Times. My Twitter handle is Digital Journalism (@mututemple).

To facilitate reading, I selected relevant tweets in the conversation and edited them into three sections: data skills for a data journalist, how to teach data skills, how to learn data skills.

Part 1: Data skills for a data journalist

 

Part 2: How to teach data skills

 

Part 3: How to learn data skills

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Dr. Mu Lin is a digital journalism educator in New Jersey, United States. Dr. Lin blogs about digital journalism education and offers free digital journalism courses at MulinBlog Online J-School (www.mulinblog.com/mooc).
The following courses are scheduled for 2015, with additional courses under development:
Audio Slideshow Storytelling (January, July)
Introduction to Social Media Marketing (February, August)
Writing for the Web (March, September)
Google Mapping for Communicators (April, October)
Introduction to Data Visualization (May, November)
Introduction to Web Metrics and Google Analytics (June, December)
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About Mu Lin

Dr. Mu Lin is a digital journalism educator in New Jersey, United States. Dr. Lin blogs about digital journalism education and offers free digital journalism courses at MulinBlog Online J-School (www.mulinblog.com/mooc). The following courses are scheduled for 2015, with additional courses under development: Audio Slideshow Storytelling (January, July) Introduction to Social Media Marketing (February, August) Writing for the Web (March, September) Google Mapping for Communicators (April, October) Introduction to Data Visualization (May, November) Introduction to Web Metrics and Google Analytics (June, December)
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