Oct 16, 2017

The state of data journalism

Interesting analysis about data journalists in newsrooms, how many there are and what they do. Next step: Data analysts in newsrooms who work closely with editors not on content as such, but on which content to choose and how to package it for maximum success on various platforms. Plus they need to work with IT to ensure journalists get a tech infrastructure that enables them to perform best, and keeps generating meaningful data the analysts can work with. In my opinion much more needed than "traditional" data journalists.

https://www.blog.google/topics/journalism-news/data-journalism-2017/

and here's the full PDF:

https://newslab.withgoogle.com/assets/docs/data-journalism-in-2017.pdf