As part of the new MA in Data Journalism I have partnered with a number of organisations who are keen to bring data journalism expertise into their newsroom. One of those is Haymarket’s football media brand FourFourTwo – which has grown from a UK football magazine to a network of websites in six countries around the world, and is looking to expand its data-driven reporting.
I am now inviting applications from people who are particularly interested in studying data journalism in partnership with FourFourTwo.
You should have a passion for football and sports journalism, be interested in helping find new sources of data for stories, and working on stories based on data collected by third parties, and have lots of ideas that tap into the power of data-driven sports journalism.
Global digital editor Gary Parkinson explains:
“We are very aware of the power of social media – we have a monthly reach of around 60m from our various accounts – and as part of that have been exploring the shareability of data visualisation and infographics. We also have scheduled major online events which would benefit from dataviz, such as our annual #FFT100 Best Players In The World.”
If you are interested, please apply through the course webpage specifying in your supporting statement that you are specifically interested in working with FourFourTwo.