Ethics and standards needed to balance the design and programming skill that usually drives data journalism work

Data journalism

“I applaud the increased use of data in journalism. But they can’t just hire graphic designers to make pretty pictures. Making sense out of raw data requires more analytic firepower and more willingness to do independent research than journalists have traditionally been comfortable with. But it also requires a new set of ethics about how to responsibly use data. That conversation hasn’t started yet.

Michael Mandel, journalist and chief economic strategist at the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington

Read the full piece at The Problem with Data Journalism — Quartz

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