Data Journalism

The term data journalism—sometimes called data-driven journalism or computational journalism—refers to a range of journalism practices in which structured information (data) plays a key role. Structured information can take the form of spreadsheets, databases, and official statistics or might be compiled from other sources specifically for the purposes of journalism, for example, by combining information from multiple documents into a structured format or digitizing information in a way that allows it to be more easily queried by users through interactive storytelling forms and visualization. Structured information might also be complemented or directed by interviews and other newsgathering activities. Research by Megan Knight in 2015 suggests that data journalism first began to appear as a phrase in 2008 in The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom, ...

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