Jindal Global University Launches India’s First PG Diploma In Data Journalism

New Delhi: The OP Jindal Global University (JGU) has launched the country’s first one-year postgraduate diploma in Data Journalism.

Data-intensive journalism and data-driven media reporting and analysis are emerging areas that combine the traditional news reporting and writing with skills of reader-friendly and insightful data analysis, interpretation and visualisation.

The Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF) and the Jindal School of Journalism & Communication (JSJC) have jointly launched two tracks of this Data Journalism programme. The first is a Residential PG Diploma for recent graduates and the other is an Executive PG Diploma for working professionals to learn industry-relevant programming languages and practitioner-oriented analytical and visualization tools.

In the launch event held virtually on Wednesday, the keynote address was delivered by distinguished professor Steve Doig from the Walter Cronkite School for Journalism at the Arizona State University and a special address was delivered by Rukmini S, an award-winning writer who is one of the pioneers in data journalism in India.

In his keynote address, Doing said, “I’m excited that JGU has started this programme. Data stories that the graduates of this programme will do will inspire other Indian journalists to learn such valuable skills, and the practice of data journalism will spread here, in the USA and some other parts of the world. I look forward to seeing that happen.”

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