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.
This site 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 Aidan O’Donnell. Aidan has worked as a journalist in broadcast and print and has reported on Africa and France for major media organisations and on freelance projects. He has been teaching numeracy in journalism for several years at undergraduate and postgraduate level and his job generally is to make data analysis a standard tool for journalists.
The Course Director for COMSC is Martin Chorley. Martin is a reader in the School of Computer Science & Informatics, and is also Dean of Undergraduate Studies for the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering. He leads the Computer Science Scholarship group and is interested in Computer Science education. He is a self-confessed geek with a mild life-logging addiction, but he’s working on it.
The previous course director for JOMEC was Glyn Mottershead. A former newspaper reporter, feature writer, subeditor and production journalist, Glyn 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.