Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2019/2020
Canadian Excellence

Data in the Media
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course introduces the foundational concepts and tools that journalists and media professionals require to engage with quantitative information. Assignments will emphasize the critical uses (and common misuses) of data. Topics explored will include: basic arithmetic and statistical concepts; locating data from public sources; using spreadsheet and analytical software; and creating introductory data visualizations.

Additional Course Information
DMJN101 or DMJN202.