Accountability journalism has always relied on efficient and purposeful observation, analysis, and investigative drive. The ubiquity of high-powered networked computers today makes the work both easier and yet even more necessary for the modern journalist.
Students are expected to become proficient in research and database programming and, as a result, attain the practical experience and wisdom necessary for real-world empirical journalism projects.
Prerequisite: Journalism M.A. student or permission of the instructor.