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MECO2604: Telling Stories with Data

In this unit students will explore theories and practices of information and data mediation within contemporary media and communications industries. Students will be introduced to key concepts and debates about the relationship between data and information, the uses and misuses of information, and the development of data journalism. From this theoretical base students will learn industry relevant practice in information verification and data storytelling using public databases and data visualisation tools.

Code MECO2604
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 1000 level in Media and Communications
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. - critically understand the history and theories of information and data mediation
  • LO2. - use industry relevant methods and tools to identify and access data from public sources
  • LO3. - apply critical reasoning to information verification and analysis
  • LO4. - undertake data storytelling using techniques of data analysis and visualisation