Why is data journalism important these days?

The internet may have eaten some newspapers’ lunch, but it’s also blessed them with something extraordinary: data journalism. What’s data journalism? Data journalism is a marriage of a reporter’s nose for news with a statistician’s love for data analysis. By analyzing the massive data sets that have been made available through widespread connectivity, data journalists use data to uncover and tell stories. This could mean that, after an enormous dump of documents, data journalists scour the repository using digital tools to quickly find interesting anomalies and turn them into stories. It might mean writing about changes in polling data, or,…

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