Assignment #4: Sensors and Media

Today, we learned about the growing trend of sensor journalism and “citizen sensor networks.” This next assignment has two parts.

First, look through the case studies in this Tow Center report on Sensor Journalism. Find one that appeals to you, then look through SparkFun to find the same or similar sensors or other components that are used to make the device. Write a blog post summarizing the project and how it can be built. Be sure to link to the sensors you find on Sparkfun.

Second, as you look through the list of sensors on Sparkfun, imagine a new way to utilize one or more of them to uncover new data for a story or some other civic-minded purpose. Explain how you might use such a sensor in your future career.

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