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.  

Objective

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. 

Duration

01 May 2019 - 01 October 2020

Approach

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 analyzed. 

HU researchers involved in the research

  • Yael de Haan | Professor | Quality Journalism in Digital Transition
    Yael de Haan
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Quality Journalism in Digital Transition
  • Maaike Severijnen | Researcher | Quality Journalism in Digital Transition
    Maaike Severijnen
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Quality Journalism in Digital Transition

Collaboration with knowledge partners

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Maaike Severijnen | Researcher | Quality Journalism in Digital Transition

Maaike Severijnen

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Quality Journalism in Digital Transition

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