Fact-checking reality: an experiential learning module
Numbers, data and statistics are currently part of daily routine at newsrooms. However, research in journalism education has shown that students are afraid to use data and numbers. In this project we analyse together with the school of journalism how we can take away the fear of numbers and stimulate the production of data-rich journalistic stories.
Goal of this project is to develop a toolbox with working methods for teachers of journalistic schools that can be used to in the lessons data journalism.
Results of this project can be found at journalismlab.nl, including the following blogs (Dutch):
01 May 2019 - 01 October 2020
This project takes an experiential learning approach. In three different media labs students work in interdisciplinary teams with teachers, data journalists and students while different interventions are used. The whole process including working processes, collaborations and teaching tools are observed. This is supplemented with interviews. After each media lab, the interventions are analysed.