Training the Journalists of Tomorrow: The Data Journalism program at Tilburg University
The developments of the internet have given database journalism a new definition, according to which it defines a process where the database becomes the center of the journalistic work (as opposed to the story in traditional journalism). It slowly evolved into data journalism; a journalistic process based on analyzing and filtering large data sets for the purpose of creating a new story.
This new international Master's program explores the opportunities of data journalism from four angles: data retrieval, data storytelling, data visualization and data publishing. It combines the scientific methods of data treatment with the core values of journalism: select, arrange, digest and reflect. The Data Journalism Master's track puts a strong focus on online and social media based journalism.
The master track Data Journalism (DJ) has a natural connection with
Human Aspects of Information Technology (HAIT) and Communication Design
(CD). Embedded in the strong Communication and Information Sciences
program, Tilburg University believes it has launched a unique Master's program in which students learn how to transfer information and how new means of
communication can be used.