The Global Investigative Journalism Conference, scheduled for September 19-22, 2023 in Gothenberg, Sweden, will again feature an academic research track. Journalism professors and researchers worldwide are invited to submit research paper abstracts highlighting trends, challenges, teaching methodologies, new developments and best practices in investigative and data journalism.
After a successful run as the executive producer for MSNBC’s The 11th Hour with Brian Williams, Colleen King decided to shift her career focus from broadcast TV news to education, pursuing her master’s in journalism and mass communication.
The Northeastern University School of Journalism and Comm Studies Dept is hiring an investigative/ data-oriented faculty member. The position is open rank, which means anywhere on the tenure-track to tenured spectrum.
Many practitioners date the beginning of computer-assisted reporting and data journalism to 1952 when the CBS network in the United States tried to use experts with a mainframe computer to predict the outcome of the presidential election.
That’s a bit of a stretch, or perhaps it was a false beginning because they never used the data for the story. It really wasn’t until 1967 that data analysis started to catch on.
The College of Media at the University of Illinois, in Urbana-Champaign, has posted a listing for the inaugural Director of the Frank Center, which will help students develop as leaders in their professions by connecting them with experts and practitioners.
The COVID-19 pandemic created a limbo in data gathering that has allowed researchers to highlight ambiguities normally glanced over, according to Shannon Mattern’s “How to Map Nothing” article, which was published in the Places Journal March edition.
Mattern, anthropology professor at the New School for Social Research, points to various new visualization and machine-learning tools for “acknowledging and manifesting the gaps” in archivists’ collections.
It was a trip to the University of California, Berkeley, that first got the Norwegian journalist Per Christian Magnus thinking.
During his visit, in 2009, he learned of the Investigative Reporting Program at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, which teaches students muckraking by having them work on, and publish, their own investigations, in association with some of the top media outlets in the U.S.
A review of more than 400 complaints about partying and public health violations, multiple disciplinary actions and partial lockdowns at apartment complexes show the impact of the partying and social gathering was far wider than previously recognized.
While many students obeyed guidelines that included wearing masks and social distancing, a significant number of students held or attended large parties and social gatherings at Greek houses, dorms and apartments.
Students from the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University have analyzed how governments used $4 billion from the Coronavirus Aid Act to combat homelessness in the new series Caring for COVID’s invisible victims.
The project’s website features in-depth stories, portraits, and explainers of how they analyzed the data behind their findings.