Sorin Adam Matei leads Purdue – Google partnership for enhancing teaching and research in “data storytelling”

Purdue’s Brian Lamb School of Communication is joining the Google News Lab University to better prepare students for 21st century careers related to digital media.

“Purdue’s faculty will utilize the latest data journalism and storytelling innovations for teaching and research as part of the Purdue Data Storytelling Network,” said Sorin Adam Matei, professor in Purdue’s Brian Lamb School of Communication and director of the Purdue Data Storytelling Network, which will coordinate the partnership and will organize student and faculty workshops, training sessions and research partnership activities.

The Google News Lab University Network will develop and share a variety of journalism and digital media tools and curriculum for journalism professors and students around the world. The Purdue Data Storytelling Network will contribute and utilize related materials and curriculum with the larger network. Topics will include journalism trust and verification, immersive storytelling, data journalism, and data visualization and mapping. The Google News Lab University and the Purdue Data Storytelling Network relationship will start this spring.

The complete announcement can be found here.

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