Why and how journalists can embrace data in their reportingAlex Howard, Tow Center for Digital Journalism,
Data journalism isn’t new, but it is more accessible than ever before. The history of data journalism is closely associated with accountability journalism and the rise of computer-assisted reporting. Because of that, data journalism has acquired the patina of a specialty inaccessible to more reporters and editors. The tools of data journalism, however, have never been easier to acquire and learn. This extensive report details the history of data journalism, the present state of the field, and ways reporters and editors can bring data journalism into their organizations.