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Data Storytelling

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism + Design

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Data Storytelling
Fall 2024
Taught By: Alvin Chang
Section: AX

CRN: 2822

Credits: 4

Charts, maps, and interactive stories make for some of the most powerful journalistic storytelling today — and all of these forms are built upon data. In this class, students get comfortable finding and using data as part of their reporting process, then learn the design fundamentals and basic statistical methods required to clearly communicate data stories. By the end of the class, students learn how to ask data-driven questions; acquire, analyze and interpret data; and tell compelling and powerful visual stories that can empower audiences.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism + Design (JND)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:56pm EDT 4/15/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024
Data Storytelling
Fall 2024
Taught By: Alvin Chang
Section: BX

CRN: 3260

Credits: 4

[Medium] Sometimes a linear, written narrative is not the best way to express the news. Our ability to collect and share large amounts of data has allowed journalists to develop new ways of engaging readers; in an age of information overload, sometimes the best way to tell a story is through data visualization. This is a major component of reimagining journalistic storytelling in the digital age. Knowing when and how to represent data visually is now an integral part of the discipline. Students will learn basic visualization design principles, as well as learn how to acquire, parse and analyze data sets and develop visual narratives.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism + Design (JND)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:56pm EDT 4/15/2024

Data Storytelling
Spring 2024
Taught By: Alvin Chang
Section: AX

CRN: 2706

Credits: 4

Charts, maps, and interactive stories make for some of the most powerful journalistic storytelling today — and all of these forms are built upon data. In this class, students get comfortable finding and using data as part of their reporting process, then learn the design fundamentals and basic statistical methods required to clearly communicate data stories. By the end of the class, students learn how to ask data-driven questions; acquire, analyze and interpret data; and tell compelling and powerful visual stories that can empower audiences.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism + Design (JND)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:56pm EDT 4/15/2024

Data Storytelling
Spring 2024
Taught By: Alvin Chang
Section: BX

CRN: 3140

Credits: 4

[Medium] The digital age has opened up society's access to data, and being able to make data visual is a highly effective way to engage an audience. This class will demystify what data visualization means, you'll get comfortable working with statistics and learn both basic and more advanced forms of charting. Students will gain an understanding of how to acquire, parse and analyze data sets, as well as the best practices in navigation and design. A fundamentals class, we'll make the concept of analyzing numbers and telling stories with them accessible, and take you through the best ways to create stories with stats. In an age of information overload, being able to translate data into compelling visual narratives is a powerful tool for anyone interested in imaginative storytelling.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism + Design (JND)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:56pm EDT 4/15/2024