Special Issue on Data Journalism - Practice, Problems and Pedagogy

deadline for submissions: 
January 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
SAGE Publication India Pvt Ltd
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Special Issue on “Data Journalism - Practice, Problems and Pedagogy” (Volume 28, Issue 1, June 2018)

Guest Editor: Kayt Davies Head of the Journalism Program, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia

Data journalism is blazing new trails through the media landscape, tackling big issues, illuminating social patterns and exposing connections, but doing it requires skills additional to the usual journalistic canon.

How are journalists finding ways to interrogate and present data stories? How are educators rising to the challenge of teaching data journalism skills? This special issue of Asia Pacific Media Educator aims to document the new ideas and approaches being embraced by journalists and educators.

Submissions are welcome from journalists and educators experimenting with and pioneering approaches to storytelling using large and small data sets. We are seeking commentaries of 2000–4000w and research articles of up to 6000w.

New approaches include info-graphic journalism, data scraping and cleaning, hacking and hunting for information on the dark web, as well as fostering understanding of statistics and quantitative literacy.

Authors are invited to explore themes including, but not limited to:
• Applied research on data journalism teaching strategies
• Applied research about experiences teaching with various software packages
• Theoretical approaches to data analysis
• Coding in the context of teaching data journalism
• Content analysis about data journalism in practice
• Infographics as a journalistic medium
• Geodata and story-maps
• Data journalism in the pacific media
• Ethical issues in data journalism

The submission guidelines are here: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/asia-pacific-media-educator/journal2021...

Submission Deadline: 30 January, 2018
All submissions in double space should be submitted to k.davies@ecu.edu.au by email.