August 30, 2017
USCET just completed a 5-week intensive data journalism boot camp at Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School on August 24! This comprehensive summer program is the first of its kind in China. Thirty journalists and students were selected from over 80 applicants from across the country. The participants, through participatory methodologies, learned how to gather large quantities of data, clean and organize the data using sophisticated coding system, interpret and find newsworthy stories within the numbers, and bring the numbers to life through images and interactive visualizations. USCET had invited top Chinese and American trainers and practitioners to serve as instructors at the boot camp. Instructors included design professor from New York University, well-known data visualization expert from University of Miami, the Chief Operation Officer overseeing Caixin’s award-winning Data Visualization Lab, amongst others. The participants started with limited knowledge and skills in data journalism, and at the end of five weeks, were all able to write data-driven news with engaging visuals to tell poignant stories that affect Chinese society.
USCET Data Journalism Incubator Participants Graduation
All of the participants
Participants at class