Course: Doing Journalism with Data, First Steps, Skills and Tools

This is a free, video-based course on data journalism available online. It has lectures, tutorials, assignments, readings and discussion forums.

The course has modules which teach journalism students how to find ideas with data analysis, managing messy data and telling stories with visualizations. It is taught by five journalism experts, including university professors and professionals specializing in data.

The course can be found here.


WaPo: A virtual feature on the Obama presidency

This multimedia collection on President Obama’s presidency in the Washington Post is very well done. The entire front end of the feature is presented in full-page graphics. It provides a great template idea for presenting long-form stories and features with timelines.

The story can be found here.


Course: 30 Days to Learn HTML & CSS

The 30 days to learn HTML and CSS course is an online, video course. It’s an effective crash course for anyone looking to learn the basics of HTML & CSS.

The online course is available here. Editors and staff should ask the Gazette editor-in-chief if they need login information.