Online Course Shows Impact, Importance of Data-Driven Journalism

By: Anna Li | Poynter

People don’t call it big data for nothing. Data are “big” because we’re dealing with millions (billions in the near future) of observations. It’s also big among journalists because data are a powerful storytelling tool.

Think Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog, The New York Times’ Snow Fall, Poynter’s Tampa Bay Times’ Politifact and Mugshots, and other data projects that pushed the boundaries of traditional journalism.


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