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The Lede Program: An Introduction to Data Practices

March 26, 2014

It’s been tough to blog what with jetlag and a new job, and continuing digestive issues stemming from my recent trip, which has prevented me from drinking coffee. It really isn’t until something like this happens that I realize how very much I depend on caffeine for my early morning blogging. I really cherish that addiction like a child. Don’t tell my other kids.

Speaking of my new job, the website for the Lede Program: An Introduction to Data Practices is now live, as is the application. Very cool.

We’re holding information sessions about the program next Monday and Thursday at 1:00pm at the Stabile Center, on the first floor of the Journalism School which is in Pulitzer Hall. Please join us and please spread the news.

We are also still looking for teachers for the program, and we’ve fixed the summer classes, which will be:

  1. Basic computing,
  2. Data and databases,
  3. Algorithms, and
  4. The platform

I’m really excited about all of these but probably most about the last one, where we will investigate biases inherent in data, systems, and platforms and how they affect our understanding of objective truth. Please tell me if you know someone who might be great for teaching any of these, they are intense, seven week classes (either from end of may to mid-July or from mid-July to the end of August) which will meet 3 hours twice a week each.

Categories: data journalism, education
  1. March 26, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Inconsiderate of ‘them’ not to have brought caffeine patches to market.


  2. March 27, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Actually caffeine patches exist and are sold on amazon.com (the first comment prompted me to look).


    • March 27, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      Good to know!

      But honestly surprised that Amazon didn’t notice all the maths and computing books in my browsing history and recommend them to me already.


  3. Guest2
    March 27, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Just in time to have to deal with Civitas Learning, the new Big Data-in-Education company.
    Students, even instructors’ effectiveness, completion rates — every the federal and state policy makers want to know about while they spend taxpayer money. Mark Milliron (Chief Learning Officer) is from the Gates Foundation.


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