Carnegie-Whitney Grant Awarded for Data Journalism Resource Guide

American Library Association

American Library Association

A project team at the University of Houston has recently won a Carnegie-Whitney Grant.

Wenli Gao, communication, sociology, and anthropology librarian at UH Libraries, and Lindita Camaj, PhD, assistant professor in journalism and mass communication at the UH Valenti School of Communication, received a grant for their project titled “Storytelling with Data: A Resource Guide for Data Journalism.” The purpose of the project is to create a centralized place where journalism students learn basics of data journalism, from locating data sources and understanding data, to visualizing and displaying data. Students in journalism programs nationwide and journalist practitioners can use this resource to get started with data journalism, or sharpen their knowledge of data journalism. In the long run, this resource will prepare next-generation journalists to analyze complex data, tell powerful stories, and effectively communicate these stories to various audiences.

The Carnegie-Whitney Grant is administered by the American Library Association (ALA) Publishing Committee and is awarded for the preparation of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States.

News release: 2017 Carnegie-Whitney Grant Winners Announced

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Posted on May 2nd, 2017 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Carnegie-Whitney Grant Awarded for Data Journalism Resource Guide