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Norman Lewis - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Norman Lewis

Associate Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Norman Lewis researches news culture, and in particular, data journalism and professional plagiarism.


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)

Data Journalism


News Culture


News Creation

Numeracy and Coding

International Journalism

Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Media Management and Economics

Digital and Mobile Media Communication


Articles (3)

Defining and Teaching Data Journalism: A Typology

Journalism & 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.

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Data Journalism

Journalism & 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.

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Data Journalism in the Arab Region: Role Conflict Exposed

Digital 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.

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