Weekly Calendar


1: Web Design Principles

Monday, January 07, 2019

Classwork and Reminders:

IN CLASS: Discuss syllabus and course expectations ... Read More

IN CLASS: Icebreakers Part 1: "Yes, I Have Done That!" Bingo ... Read More

IN CLASS: Set up Box.com folder and sign up for Github education account ... Read More

HOMEWORK: Read Roe and Submit Background and Interests Survey ... Read More

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Today's Readings:

Roe, Sam. "Could collaborating with scientists be the next step for investigative reporting?," Columbia Journalism Review. New York, February 12, 2016. n.p. [Link]

Classwork and Reminders:

IN CLASS: Set Up Blogs and Custom Blog Names ... Read More

IN CLASS: Icebreakers Part 2: Superlatives ... Read More

HOMEWORK: Read Gray, Bounegru, and Chambers Chapter 1; review videos from "macOS High Sierra Essential Training" (lynda.pitt.edu) ... Read More

2: Web Design Principles

Monday, January 14, 2019

Today's Readings:

Gray, Jonathan, Liliana Bounegru, and Lucy Chambers. "Chapter 1: Introduction," The Data Journalism Handbook. Cambridge, O'Reilly Media, 2012. n.p. [Link]

Classwork and Reminders:

IN CLASS: Icebreakers Part 3: Memory Palace Name Game ... Read More

IN CLASS: Publish Our First Github Pages websites ... Read More

IN CLASS: Discuss Background and Interests Survey Results ... Read More

HOMEWORK: HTML Worksheet ... Read More

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Classwork and Reminders:

Guest Speaker: Bob Gradeck ... Read More

HOMEWORK: Read Hickey; Read Eastwood and Hinton ... Read More

3: Web Design Principles

Monday, January 21, 2019

Classwork and Reminders:

NO CLASS: MLK JR Day ... Read More

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Today's Readings:

Eastwood, Joel, and Erik Hinton. "How does ‘Hamilton,’ the non stop, hip-hop Broadway sensation tap rap's master rhymes to blur musical lines?," The Wall Street Journal. New York, June 6, 2016. n.p. [Link]

Hickey, Walt. "The Dollar-And-Cents Case Against Hollywood’s Exclusion of Women," FiveThirtyEight. Movies, 2014, April 1. n.p. [Link]

Classwork and Reminders:

IN CLASS: Watch David McCandless, "The Beauty of Data Visualization" ... Read More

HOMEWORK: CSS Worksheet ... Read More

4: Web Design Principles

Monday, January 28, 2019

Classwork and Reminders:

HOMEWORK: Finish Pittsburgh Dataset Project ... Read More

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Due by the start of class: Pittsburgh Dataset Project

Classwork and Reminders:

WATCH IN CLASS: Journalism in the Age of Data ... Read More

Friday, February 1, 2019

Classwork and Reminders:

EXTRA CREDIT: Data Visualization Best Practices Including Introduction to Tableau Public (Boris Michev) ... Read More

5: Data-Driven Design Principles

Monday, February 04, 2019

Classwork and Reminders:

IN CLASS: Sign up for Pecha Kucha 10 x 20 Dates ... Read More

HOMEWORK: Watch Hans Rosling, "The Best Stats You've Ever Seen" ... Read More

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Classwork and Reminders:

Guest Speaker ... Read More

6: Data-Driven Design Principles

Monday, February 11, 2019

Today's Readings:

Ericsson, K. Anders, Ralf T. Krampe, Clemens Tesch-Römer. "The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance," Psychological Review. Vol. 100 , July 3, 1993. 363-406. [Link]

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Today's Readings:

Gray, Jonathan, Liliana Bounegru, and Lucy Chambers. "Getting Data," The Data Journalism Handbook. Cambridge, O'Reilly Media, 2012. n.p. [Link]

7: Data-Driven Design Principles

Monday, February 18, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Today's Readings:

Gray, Jonathan, Liliana Bounegru, and Lucy Chambers. "Chapter 6: Understanding Data," The Data Journalism Handbook. Cambridge, O'Reilly Media, 2012. n.p. [Link]

8: Data-Driven Design Principles

Monday, February 25, 2019
Due by the start of class: Self-Guided Skills Development

Classwork and Reminders:

WATCH IN CLASS: "The Facebook Dilemma" (Frontline episode) ... Read More

HOMEWORK: Watch Tricia Wang, "The Human Insights Missing from Big Data" ... Read More

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Classwork and Reminders:

Pecha Kucha 10x20: Students 1-3 ... Read More

9: Visualization Case Studies

Monday, March 04, 2019

Today's Readings:

Bycoffe, Aaron, Ella Koeze, David Wasserman and Julia Wolfe. "The Atlas Of Redistricting," FiveThirtyEight. The Gerrymandering Project, 2018, January 25. n.p. [Link]

Classwork and Reminders:

Pecha Kucha 10x20: Students 4-6 ... Read More

HOMEWORK: Watch Nate Silver, "Does Racism Affect How You Vote?" ... Read More

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Classwork and Reminders:

Pecha Kucha 10x20: Students 7-9 ... Read More

10: Spring Break

Monday, March 11, 2019

Classwork and Reminders:

No Class (Spring Break) ... Read More

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Classwork and Reminders:

No Class (Spring Break) ... Read More

11: Visualization Case Studies

Monday, March 18, 2019

Today's Readings:

Popovich , Nadja. "How Does Your State Make Electricity?," The New York Times. New York, 2018, December 24. n.p. [Link]

Classwork and Reminders:

Pecha Kucha 10x20: Students 10-12 ... Read More

HOMEWORK: Read Vi Hart and Nicky Case, "The Parable of the Polygons" ... Read More

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Classwork and Reminders:

Pecha Kucha 10x20: Students 13-15 ... Read More

12: Visualization Case Studies

Monday, March 25, 2019

Today's Readings:

Levine, Ally J., and Ken Schwencke. "How Well Are Your Elections Run?," ProPublica. New York, 2018, September 25. n.p. [Link]

Classwork and Reminders:

Pecha Kucha 10x20: Students 16-18 ... Read More

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Classwork and Reminders:

Pecha Kucha 10x20: Students 19-21 ... Read More

13: Visualization Case Studies

Monday, April 01, 2019

Classwork and Reminders:

HOMEWORK: Watch Anne Milgram, "Why Smart Statistics are the Key to Fighting Crime ... Read More

Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019

Classwork and Reminders:

EXTRA CREDIT: Web Scraping and Web Crawling with Python (led by Matt Lavin) ... Read More

14: Visualization Case Studies

Monday, April 08, 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Today's Readings:

Satija, Neena, Kiah Collier, Al Shaw, and Jeff Larson. "Hell and High Water," ProPublica, The Texas Tribune and Reveal. Houston, 2016, March 3. n.p. [Link]

15: Visualization Case Studies

Monday, April 14, 2019
Due by the start of class: Team Project
Wednesday, April 16, 2019