Acquiring, analyzing and presenting data using spreadsheets and other tools to uncover stories and provide depth and context to journalism.
Computer-assisted reporting is outdated. This is from the syllabus:
This class began in 1997 as "computer assisted journalism." Now, that's as superfluous as "telephone assisted reporting" or "web assisted reporting." In time, "data journalism" may become similarly superfluous. More and more of what journalists do is based on the massive amounts of data generated from government, business, nonprofits and other institutions.
Need to update prerequisite with just JOUR291 because the registration system can not read: or equivalent writing experience or permission of instructor.
Your proposal is being returned for the following reason(s):
1) Problems with the Syllabus
"An introduction to finding data, acquiring it, and analyzing and presenting it using spreadsheets and other tools to uncover stories and provide depth and context to journalism."
could be re-written as follows
"Acquiring, analyzing, and presenting data to uncover stories and provide depth and context to journalism."
Please address the above and return this proposal, through all the channels, by August 28, 2016 at noon in order to be considered for approval by the Faculty Senate at the December meeting. Should your proposal not reach the committee by the stated deadline, the next Curricula and Courses review cycle will begin in September 2017. We are looking forward to your making this cycle.
Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair
Update will appear in the 2018-19 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletins to be published 15 February 2018.