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Knight Center hosts MOOC on data journalism

Journalists and others interested in harnessing data for stories can participate in this five-week course.

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, through its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), is offering the free course “Intro to R for journalists: how to find great stories in data”  July 23 to Aug. 26.

Participants will learn to import different types of data into R; wrangle, clean, join and analyze data; create exploratory and publishable visualizations; make static and interactive maps with geolocated data and Census data; and join the reproducible research movement and publish their methodology.

The instructor is Andrew Ba Tran, investigative data reporter at The Washington Post.

The course is accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

Registration is ongoing.

For more information on how to register, click here.

(sursa: International Journalists’ Network)