Du Bois Data Lab Program Is Offered At Howard University

Training in data journalism is now being offered to students of color at the Du Bois Data Lab. 

The Du Bois Data Lab is the result of a partnership between the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and Howard University, one of the country’s oldest historically Black universities.

The lab is named after W.E.B. Du Bois, an author, sociologist and activist who created data visualizations and understood how numbers shape society and power structures. 

The program is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Fifteen undergraduate students from historically Black colleges and universities will be chosen to attend a free one-week intensive workshop taught by professional journalists of color at Howard University in Washington, D.C., The program runs from May 29 to June 5, 2024.

Travel, housing, and meals are covered and students will receive a $400 stipend. The deadline to apply is Feb. 26, 2024.

“I want data to be exciting and full of potential — and not scary — for students,” Sandeep Junnarkar, a professor and director of Newmark J-School’s Data Journalism Program. “I want to get them inspired and see how data can uncover patterns we don’t spot in our daily lives.”



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