The upcoming data journalism MOOC is sponsored by the European Journalism Centre, and consists of five modules taught by different data journalism, instructors. Along with the module mentioned before, the topics will cover concepts, analysis and graphical presentations, and will be taught through a combination of video presentations and assignments.
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The point here is to show the similarities between journalists and programmers — to help overcome any perceived barriers.
But we can’t and shouldn’t wait for any magical bridge to appear. There are so many things we can do today, even as simple as rethinking our thinking. If we do, then we can more easily pick up one another’s skills and tools.
Overall, by integrating journalism, programmers and “computational thinking for everyone,” we will be better prepared to more effectively build the tools, practices and platforms we need. And, with those platforms, we will be able to further connect and innovate to do better journalism.