From unearthing the data, to finding the insight within that data, to communicating that insight to your readers, that’s data journalism in a nutshell. However, data journalism is not necessarily the wave of the future, but an extension of the past, according to Robert Kosara, a Visual Analysis Researcher at Tableau Software and formerly an Associate Professor of Computer Science at UNC Charlotte.
“. . . Data journalism is the logical extension of what journalism has been all along: collecting facts and data, understanding the implications, finding the story, and reporting it. The tools and materials are changing. But soon, all journalism will be data journalism in one form or another.”
Here’s the link to the complete post on Kosara’s eagereyes blog.