MSc Computational and Data Journalism
The MSc in Computational and Data Journalism at Cardiff University is an innovative and specialist postgraduate MSc programme from the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) and the School of Computer Science & Informatics (COMSC).
The course focuses on data journalism, data science, coding and development, delivering a programme of content specialised towards training a new generation of code-literate journalists and story aware developers.
compj.cs.cardiff.ac.uk is a home for all the content relevant to the course; be it projects from our students, case studies of computational journalism examples, or just things we think deserve highlighting.
The Course Director for JOMEC is Glyn Mottershead.
A former newspaper reporter, feature writer, subeditor and production journalist, Glyn has worked across a range of news beats including crime, health and local government.
Glyn is a co-author of The 21st Century Journalism Handbook and is currently collaborating on a book on digital subediting for multiplatform journalism.
He is a member of the British Computer Society, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Online News Association.
The Course Director for COMSC is Martin Chorley.
Martin is a lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Informatics, where he previously worked on an EPSRC research fellowship and as a Research Associate on a number of EU projects. His research is focused on the intersection between computers and people, leaning towards the use of mobile devices, social media and social networks.
He is a self confessed geek with a mild life-logging addiction, but he’s working on it.