Training the Journalists of Tomorrow: The Data Journalism MA at Tilburg University (DataDrivenJournalism.net, 12 December 2013)

Moran Barkai of the European Journalism Centre interviewed me to explore our MA in Data Journalism and my recent creation, the Data J Lab.
You can read the full article here.

Excerpt:
“There is something about not just being able to think and act like a programmer but also to be able to think and act like a journalist, which is quite demanding. It’s an unusual skill set. Newsrooms are crying out for these skills."Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, made this statement recently in a Nieman Journalism Lab article about a new post-baccalaureate programme the Center is offering, which teaches computer science for journalism.
This belief, that students need to be able to manage computer and data science as well as journalism in order to be well prepared for the media world they are graduating into, is starting to reshape journalistic education around the world. Several pioneering institutions are embarking on such initiatives, including the University of Hong Kong, Tilburg University in the Netherlands, the Rey Juan Carlos University in Spain, Columbia and New York University in the United States, and others.
In this series of interviews, we will take a behind the scenes look at some of these programmes. For our third interview, we talked to Stefania Milan, Assistant Professor and coordinator of the Data Journalism Master's programme at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, which was inaugurated in September 2012. Continue reading.