Data Journalism

Public Affairs Reporting

Report on public affairs issues such as government, social welfare agencies, elections, political parties, special interest groups and more at the national, state and local levels.

Basic Data Science On-Ramp

Master data science skills including web scraping, machine learning principles, machine learning with Python, machine learning with R, machine learning with Java and natural language processing in Python and Tableau.

The Michael I. Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism

The Arnolt Center teaches and produces top-tier investigative journalism covering the state of Indiana and beyond. Its work — produced by Master of Science and undergraduate students — is available at no cost to local, regional and national news outlets. As a student in the data journalism concentration, you’ll produce a capstone project to be published by the center and distributed nationally.

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Observatory on Social Media

OSoMe investigates the role of media and technology in society, focusing on the spread of information and misinformation online. It provides resources and training to help students, journalists and citizens identify attempts to intentionally manipulate information and sway public opinion. Faculty who designed and teach in the data journalism program were part of the team that won a major donation from the Knight Foundation and expanded OSoMe into an interdisciplinary center. OSoMe’s external advisory board of industry professionals will assist you with your internship search.

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Careers

You’ll complete at least one internship during this program, and Media School faculty are standing by to help launch you on your career. Your work in this concentration will prepare you with in-demand skills that will set you apart. Whether you go on to work as an investigative reporter, data analyst or interactive designer, you’ll have the skills to analyze data to tell stories comprehensively and ethically.

Explore careers in journalism

Find a story that interests you and that can be only be told by coding. You’ll be surprised how quickly you can learn enough to do an insightful project.

Eric Blom, MS'19, newsroom developer at the San Francisco Chronicle