By: Alastair Reid | Journalism.co.uk
Data journalism is nothing new.”
The first splash on the Manchester Guardian was a data journalism story,” David Ottewell, head of data journalism for Trinity Mirror Regionals, told attendees at the Media Society’s data journalism discussion at the Adam Street Club in London this week.
The story involved looking at the number of schools in the area and finding how much access the region’s poor had to education, and was given as an example of some of the misconceptions that can be made around data journalism. Namely that it is a difficult, complicated area far removed from traditional journalism.