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Data journalism only matters when it’s transparent

Data journalism only matters when it’s transparent

  When it comes to data journalism, everyone’s a critic. The launch of three major data journalism operations in only a few weeks—the revamped538, Vox, and the New York Times‘ The Upshot—have produced a slew of opinion pieces. They are summarized quite nicely in this piece by Guardian journalist James Ball, but the one critique that sticks with me the most is … Continue reading

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"The new world will be a place of answers and no questions, because the only questions left will be answered by computers, because only computers will know what to ask" James Cameron, 1969. Read more about this quote >>

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