Data Journalism

Course Information
TitleΔημοσιογραφία Δεδομένων / Data Journalism
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolJournalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAndreas Veglis
Course ID140000394

Programme of Study: UPS School of Journalism and Mass Communications (2010-today)

Registered students: 20
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Mass CommunicationsElective Courses belonging to the otherSpring-5
JournalismElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course students will have: 1. Understand the basic concepts of data journalism 2. Understand the basic concepts of statistics. 3. Acquire the basic skills of using data visualization applications.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course deals with data journalism. The wide availability of data in digital form requires the existence of data journalism. The reporter should be able to find, adapt, visualize and interpret the data. To do this you must have the theoretical foundations of data usage and the necessary technical skills to create visualizations of data to be incorporated in articles.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of powerpoint when teaching the lesson. Providing additional material through the platform (moodle). Contact students via email as well as the communication tools provided by the platform. Evaluation through multiple choice questions on the platform
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Laboratory exercises (50%) Final essay (50%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Data Journalism Handbook, Jonathan Gray, Liliana Bounegru, Lucy Chambers, Επιμελητές ελληνικής έκδοσης Ανδρέας Βέγλης, Χαράλαμπος Μπράτσας, Εκδόσεις Πηγή 2014.
Additional bibliography for study
Interactive Data Visualization for the Web, Scott Murray, O Reilly 2010 Data Journalism: Mapping the future, John Mair, Richard Lance Keeble, Abramis Academic Publishing, 2014
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