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This interdisciplinary concentration provides solid journalistic education and training with specialized data analytics to students. You will be able to collect data from various sources and analyze these data according to the journalistic practices to produce analytics, solutions, and insights for the industry. You will learn a wide range of data analytical toolkits, including EXCEL, Programming languages (such as the R language and Python), database, web-based data visualization tools (such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript). You will also take courses on news reporting, writing, and data-driven storytelling.

The medium of instruction is English.

You are highly encouraged! Investigative reporting, data journalism, and data visualization are key elements for this concentration. Yet, this concentration does not require COMP students to have writing proficiency as good as journalists’. In addition, two related bridging courses will be provided to COMP students.

Yes, you are more than welcome to join this concentration! The core courses of the concentration provide carefully designed hands-on sessions to cover the computing concepts and skills up to the level enough to carry out data collection from online sources and to perform data analysis. Again, two related bridging courses will be provided to JOUR students.