Norm Lewis has a quarter-century of experience in newspapers, ranging from the Washington Post financial desk to smaller dailies. His research involves news culture, and in particular, data journalism and professional plagiarism. He also studies the role that social media play in news and digital news economics, in part stemming from his background as a former publisher and editor. Norm is an associate professor in the College of Journalism and Communications and the James M. Cox Jr. Foundation/The Palm Beach Post Professorship in New Media recipient.
Areas of Expertise (10)
Numeracy and Coding
Media Management and Economics
Digital and Mobile Media Communication
Defining and Teaching Data Journalism: A TypologyJournalism & Mass Communication Educator
Norman P Lewis
A thematic evaluation of data journalism courses resulted in a typology that parses the field and offers guidance to educators. At the center is pattern detection, preceded by data acquisition and cleaning, and followed by data representation.
Data JournalismJournalism & Mass Communication Educator
Norman P Lewis, et al.
This syndicate offers four recommendations to help educators adjust curricula to accommodate the rapid integration of data into journalism.
Data Journalism in the Arab Region: Role Conflict ExposedDigital Journalism
Norman P Lewis and Eisa Al Nashmi
Can the promise of data-driven reporting as an empirical form of journalistic inquiry take root in the Arab region, where public data are often inaccessible, equipment and skills are in short supply, and civic-affairs journalism is hamstrung by wary governments? Sixteen data journalists working in Arab nations were identified through multiple inquiries and a snowball sample that achieved saturation.