Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Data the saviour

A great piece by Frederic Filloux in the online newsletter Monday Note on the power of data for journalists. He cites several great examples such as Bloomberg, the NYT "Remade America" piece using Immigration Explorer as well as examples of map-based data on debt and crime.

There is about to be an explosion of public data in the US thanks the Government's initiative to open it up. Will this save journalism? No, says Filloux, but it will empower it. Read the piece and look at the examples and let me know what you think...

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