The future of data journalism

Michelle Atagana is writing, over at Memeburn, about saving journalism:

The way news is produced and consumed has changed and media houses need to be aware of it. According to Data Journalist Peter Verweij, the current turbulent landscape that journalism faces can be resolved with data journalism.

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According to Verweij, readers don’t want to read the same thing in print that they have seen online either on news platforms or social media. He says that journalism should be about producing news, not rehashing it. For the data journalist this is where data comes in. He argues that people want good quality reporting and analytical stories that inform them.

Ask yourself “Is my story providing a service? Does this help my readers?” That’s what Verweij is, in part, getting to.

Confused about data journalism? Here is an excellent starting place, offering resources, tools, tutorials, interviews and case studies.

What role do you see for yourself in data journalism?

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