Knight Center
Knight Center


Mathematics for Journalists, 7th Edition

Course Dates: 
Monday, January 17, 2011 - Sunday, February 20, 2011
Application Period: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 09:00 - Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 17:00
Course Language: 
Sandra Crucianelli
Course Objectives: 

• Introduction to Mathematics for Journalists: Basic Operations
• Data Collection and Measures of Central Tendency
• Measures of Proportion and Comparison of Numerical Variables
• Web Resources for Numerical Data Interpolation
• Digital Visualization of Numerical Data

Course Requirements: 

• Basic knowledge of: Excel, Office, WinZip, Adobe Acrobat and Internet browsers (Firefox, Explorer, Safari, etc.)
• Access to a computer with Internet and a broadband connection
• Daily use of Internet and digital tools for work tasks
• Ability to read English at medium level
• Have an avatar in Second Life and medium to high level of knowledge of Second Life
• Able to use voice chat in Second Life with other students during planned trainings
• Must have 10-15 hours a week to dedicate to course work
• Must have or able to create a Gmail and Yahoo email account

Course description: 

A goal of this five-week course is to train journalists in how to use mathematics in helpful ways that will enhance their stories. The course will incorporate digital resources for the management of numerical tools, tools for the visualization of tables and how to develop spreadsheets in Google documents.

Instructor Information: 

Sandra Crucianelli has received national and international recognition for her reporting and teaching and is a specialist in precision journalism. She has offered her popular online courses since 2004 as part of the Knight Center's distance education program.


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