Interesting comments from Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the Internet. In a recent appearance in the UK, he said the the future of journalism lies in analyzing data, and that reporters should be hunting for stories in datasets.
Journalists need to be data-savvy. It used to be that you would get stories by chatting to people in bars, and it still might be that you’ll do it that way some times.
But now it’s also going to be about poring over data and equipping yourself with the tools to analyse it and picking out what’s interesting. And keeping it in perspective, helping people out by really seeing where it all fits together, and what’s going on in the country.